Car goes down 40-foot embankment, crashes into river

in Brownington/Charleston/News

BROWNINGTON — An 87-year-old woman from Charleston escaped without injuries after crashing her vehicle into a river in Brownington on Saturday.

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Police, along with Orleans firefighters, were dispatched to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 5A near the Westmore town line at around 4:15 p.m.

The vehicle was located down a 40-foot embankment, in a river.

The driver, identified as Beverly Spaulding, managed to exit the vehicle.

Police say Spaulding was uninjured during the crash.

According to the report, she had been traveling north when she left the roadway, traveled across a lawn, and down the embankment.

The vehicle, a 2011 Toyota Corolla, was removed from the river with a wrecker and towed from the scene.

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