Single vehicle crash in Irasburg Sunday evening

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Car accident Newport Vermont

IRASBURG — A car accident in Irasburg Sunday evening resulted in two people being taken to North Country Hospital to be treated for their injuries.

According to a statement issued by police, Kurt Heinchon, 28, of Lowell, was traveling west on Vermont Route 58 in Irasburg, when he swerved off the road and struck a tree stump. Heinchon told police that a deer ran into the roadway, causing him to drive off the road and onto the shoulder.

The crash took place at around 6:45 p.m.

A 4-year-old passenger was inside the vehicle at the time. Heinchon was not wearing his seat belt, but the child was secured in a child safety seat.

Both Heinchon and the child were transported by Orleans Ambulance to North Country Hospital, where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The Irasburg Fire Department responded and assisted at the scene.

The vehicle, a 2006 Toyota Scion, sustained extensive front end damage.

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