Fatal crash on US Route 4 in Mendon

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MENDON — Police responded to a fatal crash in Mendon today.

Authorities were notified of a two-vehicle head-on crash on US Route 4, near Woodward Road, at around 10:20 a.m.

Police say both occupants of the first vehicle were pronounced deceased by members of Regional Ambulance Service.

Two occupants of the second vehicle were extricated from the vehicle with life-threatening injuries.

According to the report, John Panoushek, 79, of South Woodstock, was traveling west on US Route 4 when he crossed the center line striking Beverly Adams, 73, of Stockbridge, head-on.

Police say the circumstances of the crash are still under investigation.

Anyone who has information or witnessed the crash is asked to contact Trooper Daniel St. Clair at the Rutland barracks at 802-773-9101.

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