Fatal Crash: Bridgewater Native

From Woodstock Police Chief Robbie Blish:


CASE#: 13WK00766


CONTACT#: 802-457-1420

DATE/TIME: 0606h on May 16, 2013

LOCATION: US Rt 4, West Woodstock between Westerdale Rd. and Iver Johnson Rd.

INCIDENT/VIOLATION: Motor vehicle Accident – Fatal

On May 16, 2013 at approximately 0605 hours Woodstock Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on US Rte 4 in Woodstock, VT, involving a white Box Truck, Owned by Carrolls, LLC, of Lebanan, NH, operated by Timothy Farewell, 46, of Enfield Center, NH and a silver Dodge Neon, operated by Norma Sawyer, 84, of Bridgewater, VT.

Preliminary investigation indicates that one of the vehicles involved crossed the center line causing the vehicles to impact. Both vehicles left the road way and came to rest over the embankment adjacent to the Outtaquechee River.

Sawyer appears to have died on impact at the scene.

Farewell sustained possible minor injuries and was transported to DHMC.

A passenger in the Dodge Neon, Laura Robinson, 75, also from Bridgewater, sustained possible injuries and was transported to DHMC. Her condition is unknown at this time.

Woodstock Fire and Ambulance responded to the scene. Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement, a state medical examiner, and Vermont State Police crash reconstruction team also responded to the scene to assist.

This investigation continues and anyone with any information regarding this crash is asked to contact Officer Mark Donka at 802-457-1420.

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