Fatal Crash Victim Identified

OFFICER: Sgt. P. Mantello
CONTACT#: 802-457-1420
DATE/TIME: 08/18/2013
LOCATION: Fletcher Hill Rd. and Peterkin Hill Rd., Woodstock

INCIDENT/VIOLATION: Motor Vehicle Crash with Fatality
Person of Interest: Justin Pierce, age 21, Driver, of Woodstock
Victim: Jon Ferrero, age 22, Passenger (deceased), of Woodstock

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On the listed date and time a Grey Chevrolet Pickup allegedly operated by POI Justin Pierce was traveling NW on Fletcher Hill Rd. towards the intersection of Peterkin Hill Rd..

Upon reaching the intersection of Peterkin Hill Rd. Pierce allegedly lost control of the vehicle, causing the vehicle to strike the guardrail on the East side of the road and flip on to the driver’s side and strike a tree, coming to rest on the driver’s side facing East over the embankment, in the brook.

Woodstock Police, Woodstock Fire and Woodstock ambulance all responded to the scene. Pierce was transported to DHMC with serious injuries and the passenger, Ferrero, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Vermont State Police Crash Reconstruction Team also responded to assist the Woodstock Police Department with the crash investigation.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this crash is asked to contact Sgt. Mantello at the Woodstock Police Department.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Nancy Ferrero on August 19, 2013 at 06:13

    We have lost a true athlete. Jon Ferrero was my son. He did not come home last night, and his lunchbox is still on the kitchen table. When I last saw him he was on his way to a baseball tournament and he was so excited to be playing in it. He would not even let me wash his uniform from the playoff game on Saturday because the pants were going to give him luck on Sunday. They won their game and he was so happy. He had a good day on August 18, except that it was also the day that he died. Children are not supposed to die before their parents. We go to Cabot’s this morning and we are so very sad. Thank you all for your prayers.


    • Nancy, thank you for telling us just a little bit about Jon. Of course, you and your whole family will be in this whole community’s thoughts today. You have our prayers. WEB


    • Posted by Peter Hamel on August 19, 2013 at 21:58

      Dave, Nancy, Charlie and Kristina. We are so sorry to hear of Jon’s tragic accident. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Peter, Vicki and Bradley.


  2. Posted by Gail Shea Grainger on August 19, 2013 at 11:41

    Mrs. Ferrero, My deepest condolences go to you and your family, at the horrible loss of Jon. They were all so excited about yesterday, and Jon played a great game. What a tragic way to end the day. I am so sorry.


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