Newport Police Department Investigating Crash Involving Tractor Trailer

Newport Police Department
Chief Seth C. DiSanto
222 Main St.
Newport VT 05855

newport-vt-patchFor Immediate Release

Friday, March 15, 2019

News Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Newport Police Department Investigating Crash Involving Tractor Trailer

NEWPORT, Vermont — Chief Seth DiSanto reports that the Newport Police Department is investigating a crash involving a tractor trailer where a woman was injured on Thursday.

At approximately 6:40 a.m. Thursday, March 14, Newport Police responded to the intersection of I-191 Access Road and Western Avenue for a report of a crash.

Upon arrival, officers came upon a tractor trailer that had collided with a sedan. The driver of the sedan, a 24-year-old Colebrook, New Hampshire woman, was injured and was taken by ambulance to North Country Hospital. Her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

The driver of the tractor trailer, a 58-year-old Quebec man was uninjured.

The initial investigation indicates that the female driver of the sedan failed to stop at the traffic light at the intersection and was struck by the tractor trailer. As of Friday afternoon, no charges or citations have been issued and the crash remains under active investigation.

The passenger’s side of the sedan sustained heavy damage and both vehicles came to rest about 50 yards from the intersection. The tractor trailer also sustained front-end damage.

The intersection was temporarily closed while first responders tended to the injured woman and while officers investigated the incident. The scene has since been cleared and all travel lanes are now open.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Newport Police Officer Tanner Jacobs by emailing [email protected] or by calling 802-334-6733