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Bennington woman killed in Vermont 100 crash

Police say a 23-year-old woman from Bennington died from injuries resulting in a two-car crash that occurred March 3 in Pittsfield.

On Friday evening at around 6 p.m., troopers from the  State Police  Rutland Barracks, Pittsfield Fire Department and White River Valley Ambulance were notified of a two-car motor vehicle crash on Vermont 100, north of Townsend Brook Road in the Town of Pittsfield.

Police say Kalene McGurn of Bennington was traveling north, driving a Toyota 4-Runner when her vehicle crossed the center line into the path of a Ford pickup truck driven by Robert Towle of Rutland City, striking it. Both vehicles came to rest on the west side of the roadway. McGurn was trapped inside her vehicle for a short time, but was aided by Towle and other bystanders. Shortly after McGurn was helped from her vehicle, the vehicle caught fire and completely burned.

McGurn suffered significant injuries and was transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center by White River Valley Ambulance. Shortly after her arrival at the hospital, McGurn succumbed to her injures and died.

The  State Police were assisted by the Killington Police Department, Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles, Pittsfield Fire Department, several off-duty first responders, and several bystanders at the scene.

The investigation is on-going, but no criminal charges are expected.

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