By Patricia Minichiello

A man was killed after his ATV crashed in Tinmouth on Friday off of Tinmouth Pond Road, state police said Friday.

The driver, Clifford G. Bushee Jr., 64, was attempting to cross a small bridge as the ATV overturned into the brook pinning him under the water, police said.

He was found at the scene around 2:30 p.m., police said, and had no pulse and was not breathing. It is not known how long he had been pinned underwater.

The crash occurred near 728 East Road in Tinmouth about a half mile into the woods.

Vermont State Police, Danby Fire Department and Tinmoth Fire Departments responded to the scene along with Regional Ambulance Service.

Patricia Minichiello is a freelance reporter and editor of You can reach her at