Cars collide in front of Cheese House

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ARLINGTON — Two women received minor injuries after a three-car collision in front of The Cheese House on Saturday afternoon, according to Vermont State Police.

Authorities responded to the business on Route 7A at about 2:15 p.m., police said in a news release. The troopers' investigation showed that Juanita Eddy, 79, of Manchester collided with Pamela Preville, 52, of Clifton Park, N.Y.

According to a news release by Trooper Benjamin Barton, Eddy was traveling north on Route 7A and was behind Preville, who was stopped in traffic, when Eddy failed to come to a complete stop. The 2005 Chevy Impala that Eddy was driving collided with the back bumper and wheel well of Preville's 2015 Honda Fit.

The impact caused the Honda to travel to the east side of Route 7A. The Chevy continued north across the southbound lane and into The Cheese House parking lot, where it then collided with the driver side of a parked, unoccupied 2009 Toyota Camry, which was forced into a rock base of a sign for the business.

Police said Eddy was not injured and that Preville reported having a sore neck.

Police said Eddy's Chevy suffered damage to its front bumper and front passenger side quarter panel. Preville's Honda received damage to the rear driver side bumper and wheel, and the driver side wheel was taken off. The unoccupied Toyota received damage on its driver and passenger side doors. The rock base was also damaged.

All occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Police said that Eddy was at fault for the collision.

Paul's Towing, Monarch Town and Walt's Towing removed all three vehicles from the scene. The Arlington Fire Department and Arlington Rescue Squad assisted with traffic control and evaluated the drivers at the scene.


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