Crash in Peru leaves elderly Londonderry woman with serious injuries

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PERU — An elderly woman was seriously injured in a single vehicle crash on Vermont Route 11 in the town of Peru today.

According to the Vermont State Police, Mary Butera, 75, of Londonderry, was traveling west on VT Route 11 when she lost control of her 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan.

Butera’s vehicle crossed the yellow centerline into the eastbound lane of travel, before leaving the roadway and traveling through the eastbound embankment.

The vehicle went airborne into a guide wire from a power pole, leaving the vehicle at a position of uncontrolled rest facing southbound in the eastbound embankment.

Butera was transported via DHART Helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire due to her injuries from the crash.

Her condition is currently stable, but updates will be provided as the investigation continues.

The Vermont State Police were assisted by the Londonderry Rescue Squad, Londonderry Fire Department, Green Mountain Power, and Paul’s Towing Service.

If anyone witnessed the crash, they are encouraged to contact the VSP Shaftsbury phone number and ask to speak with Trooper Ryan Criss.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

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