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State police cruiser crashes into Newport driver

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NEWPORT — Two people were injured on Friday when a police cruiser crashed into another vehicle in Newport Center.

Vermont State Police Cpl. Amy Leclair, 47, of Newport, was responding to an emergency call in a marked police cruiser with lights and sirens activated.

As Leclair was leaving the village of Newport Center headed westbound, she attempted to overtake Scott Britch, 50, who was also headed westbound on VT 105.

Britch, who was driving a 2012 Hyundai, was attempting to pull into his driveway when Cpl. Leclair’s vehicle struck his vehicle in the eastbound lane of travel.

Both vehicles were listed as totaled and both occupants were transported to North Country Hospital with minor injuries.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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