By | November 17, 2021
Thomas Fennell Death

Thomas Fennell Death – Vermont Law School student has been identified as the victim in the vehicle-train collision that happened in South Royalton Village. Thomas Fennell from Pittsburgh was returning to his apartment when the accident happened. He was the only occupant of the vehicle was said to have driven across the tracks at the rail crossing near South Windsor Street and Stearns Road.

The crash happened at about 11:22 a.m. Tuesday, morning. The train, traveling southbound was on its to Washington, D.C., when it crashed into the SUV on the tracks at St. Albans. There were no warning lights or gates, although the crossing have yield and railroad crossing signs.

According to Fennell landlord at nearby Hurricane Flats Farm Geo Honigford, “Fennell was returning home to his apartment from VLS, but the driveway he normally used was blocked because the equipment was being unloaded at the farm from two trucks, Fennell continued south on South Windsor Street to the nearby crossing, intending to turn around and wait behind one of the trucks for it to pull out. He crossed the tracks and turned around, “and when he came back, that’s when the train hit him.”

Thomas Fennell graduated from UCLA in 2020 with a degree in international development studies and is a member of the VLS Class of 2023. He was a research associate at the Institute for Energy and the Environment.

He was described as a nice kid, sweet, and always had a smile. Fennell was also very athletic and often played basketball and football.

Thomas Fennell Obituary will be released by the family.