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October 25, 2017

Motorcyclists hospitalized after Route 4 crash

Motorcyclists hospitalized after Route 4 crash

By Evan Johnson

The rider and passenger of a motorcycle were hospitalized with injuries sustained in a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Route 4 and East Mountain Road in Killington on Sunday.

According to a press release from the Vermont State Police, Killington Fire Department, Regional Ambulance Service, Manchester Rescue Squad, and Wallingford Rescue Squad were directed to the intersection of Route 4 and East Mountain Road at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22.

Preliminary investigation showed Nicole Auclair of Plymouth, Vt. was driving her Volvo XC7 in a westward direction on Route 4 when she rear-ended a Volkswagen CC Sport driven by Quentin Lyngdal of Orange, Conn. The Volkswagen crossed the centerline where it collided with a Honda Motorcycle that was traveling east.

The operator, 79-year-old Michael Petralia and passenger, 62-year-old Aishia Fox, both of Sudbury, sustained serious injuries and was flown to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center by DHART. Lyngdal sustained less-serious injuries. He was transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center by Regional Ambulance Service where he was treated and released.

The Vermont State Police Crash Reconstruction Team also responded to the scene to process the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.

By Robin Alberti
Photos show the aftermath of Sunday’s crash, which occurred at the intersection of Route 4 and East Mountain Road in Killington.

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