Two women are seriously injured after a head-on collision on Route 4 Thursday morning.
Ingrid Neuwirt, 72 of West Lebanon, N.H., is in critical condition after her Toyota Camry heading eastbound collided with a Subaru heading westbound. The Subaru was driven by 43-year-old Shirley Adams of White River Junction, who had serious but non-life threatening injuries, according to Hartford police. The accident took place around 9:15 a.m. near the Quechee Mobil gas station.
Both drivers were trapped in their vehicles and one had to be extricated using the Jaws of Life.
As of 10:15 a.m. Route 4 east of Quechee Mobil to I-89 was shut down. Hartford police estimated Route 4 would be closed for at least another hour while crews worked to clean up spilled fluids and tow the damaged vehicles away.
Update 10:53 a.m.: Route 4 is now open.
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