Woman seriously injured in Newport Center crash

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NEWPORT — A woman from Newport Center was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a two-vehicle crash this morning.

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Police and rescue workers were notified at around 7:30 a.m. of an incident at the intersection of VT Route 105 and the Buzzell Road in Newport Center.

Renee Grimes, 50, of Newport Center, was transported to North Country Hospital, and later to Dartmouth-Hitchcock for what police describe as “serious injuries.”

Ralph Lee, 61, also of Newport Center, was taken to North Country hospital to be treated for injuries.

According to the report, the Jaws of Life were needed to free one victim who was left trapped in the wreckage.

Police say Grimes was exiting Buzzell Road and did not see Lee, who was pulling onto VT Route 105.

Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in this crash.

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