Newport Center woman seriously injured after being hit by car

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NEWPORT — A woman was seriously injured after being hit by a car in Newport on Thursday.

The incident took place on Vermont Route 105 at around 5:20 p.m.

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According to the report, Lisa Lessard, 55, of St. Johnsbury, was traveling west prior to the incident.

Monica Donofrio, 36, of Newport Center, was running in the westbound lane wearing dark clothing.

Police say Lessard hit Donofrio because she was not able to see her.

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Donofrio was transported to North Country Hospital for serious bodily injuries and later transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for treatment.

Her injuries were described by police as life-threatening.

Police say they are still investigating this incident.

Anyone who may have information is asked to contact Trooper Kimberly Harvey at 802-334-8881.

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