CORNWALL — A 69-year-old man from Orwell was killed in a single-vehicle car crash this afternoon.
At around 1:30 p.m. police responded to the scene on Vermont Route 74, within the Town of Cornwall.
Police say Robert J. Fields, 69, of Orwell, was traveling west in a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban, when he drove off the north side of the roadway.
The vehicle continued and collided with a tree.
Fields was transported to Porter Hospital in Middlebury where he was pronounced dead.
Police say at the time of the crash it was snowing and the roads were slippery.