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Mother and daughter from Brockton and New York critically injured in Vermont crash



According to Vermont State Police, on Sunday at just before 8:15 a.m. Troopers with VSP Williston were notified of a single vehicle crash with an unconscious occupant on I-89 Northbound in the area of Mile Marker 93 in the town of Colchester.

Responding Troopers arrived on scene to find the vehicle occupied by two females who were unresponsive and severely injured. They were extricated by the combined efforts of Colchester Fire/Rescue and St. Michael’s College Rescue and transported to UVM Medical Center.

The operator of the vehicle was later identified as 24-year-old Denea France of Brockton, MA. The passenger was identified as her mother, 52-year-old Dawn France of Flushing, NY.

Eyewitness statements obtained by Troopers determined that the vehicle had been travelling northbound in the lefthand lane at an extremely high rate of speed immediately preceding the crash, and that it then hydroplaned and exited the roadway to the righthand side, where it struck a group of trees. On scene investigation corroborated these statements.

The two occupants remain at UVM Medical Center in critical condition.

The investigation into this crash is ongoing.

Any individuals who witnessed this crash are encouraged to contact Trooper Quealy with VSP Williston at 802-878-7111.

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