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SAM Magazine—Burke, Vt., Dec. 18, 2017—An investigation is underway to determine what caused a 1986 LMC 1500 tracked vehicle to rollover Sunday evening on Burke Mountain, killing the driverHN Burke 121817 after he was ejected from the cab. The passenger was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and released.

According to a Burke Mountain spokesperson, the LMC driver, Denny Degreenia, 45, was operating the tracked vehicle at around 5:30 p.m. on the intermediate Big Dipper trail, checking snow guns that were in operation, when the vehicle rolled over. After the incident occurred, the passenger, 27-year-old Clifford Savage, called for emergency assistance. Degreenia was declared dead at the scene by first responders.

Degreenia was a longtime employee of Burke Mountain, having served at the Northeast Kingdom resort since the early 1990s. The Vermont Department of Public Safety is on-scene conducting an investigation.