An 84-year-old Bridgewater woman has died and another Bridgewater woman was injured in an accident on Route 4 in West Woodstock Thursday morning.
Norma Sawyer, 84, was killed when the Dodge Neon she was driving collided with a box truck near Liberty Farm Road in West Woodstock around 6 a.m., according to Woodstock Police Chief Robbie Blish. Sawyer died on the scene, Blish said. The passenger in Sawyer’s car, Laura Robinson, 75, was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center with unknown injuries. The driver of the box truck, 46-year-old Timothy Farewell of Enfield Center, N.H., did not suffer major injuries.
The cause of the accident is unknown. Preliminary investigation indicates that one of the vehicles involved crossed the center line, Blish said. Both vehicles ended up over the embankment which runs down toward the Ottauquechee River.
The Woodstock Police Department is investigating the crash along with the Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement, a state medical examiner, and a Vermont State Police crash reconstruction team.
Anyone with any information regarding this crash is asked to contact Officer Mark Donka at 457-1420.
It’s the third fatal accident on Route 4 in less than three months and the second in a week.(Phil Camp Photo)