Vt. State Police Investigate Fatal Collision That Killed 71-Year-Old Woman

A 71-year-old woman is dead following a head-on collision in Burke, Vermont, according to state police.

The deceased driver, Regina Stanzione of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, was traveling on Route 5 Thursday night in a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser when her vehicle crossed the double yellow center lines and collided with another car.

Stanzione was extricated from her vehicle then rushed to Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital before she was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, where she died.

The second driver involved in the collision, 21-year-old Noah Burke of Lyndonville, Vermont, suffered minor injuries and was taken to NVRH for treatment.

State police are investigating what caused Stanzione to cross the center lines. Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to contact Vermont State Police Trooper Brennan at 802-222-4680.

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