Police: Medical event the cause of crash in St. Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY — Police say an 81-year-old woman from Peacham suffered a medical event prior to a crash in St. Johnsbury on Thursday.

Authorities were notified of a vehicle on fire down an embankment near the Price Chopper on Memorial Drive at around 1:45 p.m.

Police say that Sharon Jones was in the Price Chopper parking lot waiting to merge onto Memorial Drive when she suffered a medical event.

The vehicle went across Memorial Drive and down the embankment on the other side of the road before coming to rest against a tree.

Bystanders extricated Jones from the vehicle and she was taken to NVRH by Calex to be treated for the medical event.

Members of the St Johnsbury Fire Department responded to assist and Lyndonville Towing removed the vehicle.

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