A Guilford VT man and his dog lost their lives in a single car accident on Stage Road in Guilford just before 11:30 am on Thursday. Police say Joseph L. Earle 48, was traveling east in his 2009 Toyota Tacoma when it left the road and hit a large tree head on before sliding down an embankment into a brook.
Neighbors went to the scene and found Earle without a pulse. Rescue personal confirmed that Earle was deceased. One dog in the truck had head lacerations and second dog was euthanized after crews extracted him and found he had life threatening injuries.
This investigation is on-going and police as that anyone with information to contact the VT State Police in Westminster at 802-722-4600.