News out of Vermont, as one person is dead following a single-vehicle motorcycle crash Wednesday night. Police say that 29-year old Jordan Peduzzi of Vernon was traveling south on US Route 5 in Vernon Wednesday night around 10:00 PM when he failed to make a turn and he hit a guardrail.
He was ejected from the vehicle and when authorities arrived on scene, Peduzzi was pronounced dead. His Yamaha motorcycle continued down the road for another 250 feet.
He will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
The weather Wednesday night during the time of the crash was clear and the road was dry in the area where the crash occurred, near the Guilford town line. The accident is still under investigation tonight and anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy First Class Ian Tuttle at 802-254-6962.
It is unknown whether Peduzzi was wearing a helmet or not. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that wearing a helmet may prevent 37% of motorcycle deaths.