STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Det. Sgt. Todd Wilkins/Det. Trooper Dave Pfindel
DATE/TIME: 04/18/2017 at approximately 1102 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: Putnam Rd, Searsburg, VT
VICTIM: David Sprague
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Windham, Maine
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On April 18, 2017 the Vermont State Police responded to a construction accident on Putnam Road in the Town of Searsburg, VT. The investigation revealed that David Sprague of Windham, Maine was operating a crane on the construction site. As Mr. Sprague was driving under a series of high tension power lines, the crane struck one of the lines. Mr. Sprague was electrocuted as a result of this and was pronounced deceased on scene. An autopsy will be performed by the Office of Chief Medical Examiner.
Green Mountain Power responded immediately and quickly rendered the scene safe. The Vermont State Police were also assisted on scene by Wilmington Fire Department, Bennington Fire Department, Deerfield Valley Rescue as well as Bennington Rescue.
Detective Sgt. Todd L. Wilkins
Vermont State Police, Shaftsbury
96 Airport Road
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Office: (802) 442-5421