Tragic crash takes life of Newport man, Derby woman

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LOWELL — Two Orleans County residents were killed in a tragic two-car collision that took place in Lowell on Monday.

Police say 45-year-old Gordon Farrar, of Newport, was traveling northbound on Vermont 100, when his 2007 Chevrolet Colorado crossed the centerline into the path of a southbound 2008 Dodge Caliber, being driven by Joanne Nolin, 68, of Derby.

The vehicles collided in the southbound lane, just north of the Lowell-Eden town line, at around noon.

Police say both drivers suffered extensive injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Both lanes of Vermont 100 were closed for several hours, while investigators attempted to process the scene.

Lowell Fire Department and Missisquoi Valley Ambulance service responded to the scene and assisted.

Police say the crash remains under investigation.

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