PERU, Vt. -- Vermont State Police are investigating a fatal snowmobile incident that occurred in Peru, Vt. on the south end of Griffith Lake.
An initial investigation revealed that Verouzhan Bagramian, 45, of Cropseyville, N.Y. was traveling east on the Griffith Lake snowmobile trail when the left ski of his snowmobile hit a section of ledge on the left side of the trail causing him to lose control. He was ejected from his snowmobile and thrown into a section of trees on the right side of the trail.
Bagramian was quickly found by riders that were in his group who called for help and started CPR. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Londonderry Rescue Personnel.
He was wearing a helmet, which was lost during the crash. Investigators say the chin strap to the helmet was found secure and damage was noted on the right side of the shield.
Londonderry Fire and Rescue, Windhall Police, Fire and Rescue, VSP Auxiliary-Shaftsbury and members of the S. Londonderry Fire team all assisted.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.