VSP: Man found dead in submerged vehicle in the Otter Creek

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Vermont State Police say a 67-year-old man is dead after his vehicle was found submerged in the Otter Creek.

The scene was discovered just before 1pm Tuesday, at Swamp Road and Creek Road in Cornwall.

First responders attempted to revive Joseph LaRocque, but he was pronounced dead at Porter Hospital.

Police say it appears the Middlebury man made no attempt to avoid the crash, or get out of the vehicle.  LaRocque was the only one in the car, he was not wearing a seatbelt.

An autopsy was ordered.

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