Monday March 11, 2013

2 die in head-on crash

QUECHEE (AP) -- Police are investigating a head-on crash in Quechee, Vt., in which a man and a woman were killed.

The Valley News (http://bit.ly/Y2r1PX ) says 38-year-old Corey Daniels of Hartford and 63-year-old Nina Dimick of Woodstock were killed in Thursday’s crash, which forced authorities to close U.S. Route 4 in Quechee for six hours. Police also say a 17-year-old female passenger in Daniels’ vehicle suffered severe but non-life threatening injuries and was being treated at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center late Friday.

Police say Dimick was traveling eastbound when her car briefly crossed the center line and struck the rear wheel of a trailer being towed by a pickup truck. Dimick’s car then slammed into Daniels’ oncoming vehicle.

An investigation is ongoing, but Hartford Deputy Police Chief Brad Vail says Dimick was at fault in both collisions.

Car strikes moving train

SOUTH BURLINGTON (AP) -- A 61-year-old Vermont woman suffered minor injuries when her car struck a moving freight train after her shoe strap got snagged underneath her brake and gas pedals.

Police say Carol Gardner, of South Burlington, was approaching a railroad crossing in South Burlington at about 12:30 p.m. when she couldn’t bring her car to a full stop because her shoe strap was caught.

Police say her car went through the railroad safety gate and clipped the second-to-last car on the train.


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Officials say Vermont Rail System was contacted and inspected the train.

Gardner was taken to a hospital for evaluation. Police say her car was a total loss.