BARRE TOWN — Local businessman Michael Stone was killed in an accident on Route 302 on Friday afternoon, police said.

Police responded at 5:12 p.m. to a two-vehicle accident near the Dollar General. They said Jonathan Townsend, 43, of Worcester, was traveling west in a Ford F-350 hauling a farm tractor on a trailer. As he passed the Dollar General, the trailer detached and struck a Chevrolet Suburban traveling east head-on.

Police said Stone, 61, of Orange, was pronounced dead at the scene. Townsend was not injured.

Stone was the owner of Stone’s Service Station on Washington Street in Barre.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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