Single-vehicle crash in Newport Tuesday morning

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NEWPORT — Police say a 19-year-old man from North Troy is okay after a bad car crash that happened yesterday morning in Newport.

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The single-vehicle accident took place on Tuesday at around 10 a.m., on Vermont Route 100 near Wheeler Corner Road.

Police say Cody Putvain, 19, of North Troy, was alone in his vehicle headed south when he traveled off the roadway down a steep embankment. He struck a tree, and continued on.

The vehicle traveled about another 300 feet through a property that is located at the end of Wheeler Corner Road, and into the trees before it finally stopped.

Because of the pitch of the embankment, the passenger’s side of the vehicle, including the roof, hit the tree and caused major damage, totaling the 2001 Chevy Impala.

Putvain was transported to North Country Hospital.

They also say that there were several witnesses, and the crash is still under investigation.