Man dies in Barre Town crash

BARRE TOWN, Vt. (WCAX) A Vermont man is dead after a trailer detached - smashing into his car.

Just after 5 p.m. Friday, Barre Town Police tell us Johnathan Townsend of Worcester was driving a pick-up near the Dollar General on Route 302.

He was pulling a tractor on a trailer that detached and smashed into an SUV driven by 61-year-old Michael Stone of Orange. Stone died at the scene.

The family of Mike Stone sent us a picture of him. The 61-year-old owned Stone's Service Station, an auto repair shop in Barre. He bought the shop in 1985. Friends say he was well-liked in the community.

Police reopened Route 302 after five hours of investigating. They are still investigation the crash.