FRANKLIN COUNTY, VT. (THECOUNT) — Mark Van Buren, of Fairfax, Vermont, has been identified as the victim in a Wednesday night fatal vehicle crash in Franklin County.

Van Buren, 53, was killed in a two-vehicle crash involving a semi-tractor near Sheldon Wednesday night.


According to reports, Van Buren was operating a vehicle on Vermont 105 in Sheldon, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle then came into contact with a big-rig.

Van Buren, who was originally from Charleston, South Carolina, was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

It is unknown if the truck driver suffered any injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Vermont. As of the 2010 census, the population was 47,746. Its county seat is the city of St. Albans. It borders the Canadian province of Quebec. The county was created in 1792 and organized in 1796. Franklin County is part of the Burlington metropolitan area – Wikipedia.