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Car, farm tractor crash in Newport

NEWPORT — The man who rolled a 20,000 pound farm tractor over seven police cars back in August of 2012, was involved in another tractor versus vehicle collision on Tuesday afternoon.

Police say that Roger Pion, 37, of Newport, struck a 2013 Mercedes as it was attempting to pass him as he began to turn left at the intersection of Vermont Route 100 and Vermont Route 14 in Newport Center.

Pion was driving a 2007 Case International Magnum 255 tractor at the time.

The crash caused serious front-end damage to the vehicle, and the tractor lost a front tire during the incident.

Theresa Breault, 76, of Morrisville was the driver of the Mercedes.

Two passengers in her car, Arthur Breault, 81, and Arthur McNeill, 71, both of Morrisville, were transported to North Country Hospital for minor non-life-threatening injuries.

State Police, Newport Ambulance, and Newport Center Fire responded to the scene at around 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, with Vermont Route 14 and Vermont Route 100 closed for a short time while rescue crews worked to secure the area.

Police say that the crash is still under investigation.

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  1. I think he was an idiot for the first offense, but this is vt, who passes a turning tractor? Clearly the cars fault…


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