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Bridgewater woman dead in Route 4 accident

May 16, 2013 - WOODSTOCK - An 84-year-old Bridgewater woman died Thursday morning in an accident on Route 4 in West Woodstock. It is the third fatal accident on Route 4 in less than three months and the second in a week, the Vermont Standard reported.

Norma Sawyer, 84, was killed when her Dodge Neon collided with a box truck near Liberty Farm Road in West Woodstock around 6 a.m., according to police. Sawyer was pronounced dead at the scene.

Their was one passenger in Sawyer's car, Laura Robinson, age 75. She was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center with unknown injuries.

The driver of the box truck was identified as 46-year-old Timothy Farewell of Enfield Center, N.H., and reportedly did not suffer major injuries in the accident.

The cause of the accident is unknown and still under investigation. Preliminary reports indicate that one of the vehicles involved crossed the center line leading to a head-on collision. As a result, both vehicles went over the embankment toward the Ottauquechee River.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Officer Mark Donka at 457-1420.