Two injured in collision involving police cruiser and civilian car in St. Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY — A Vermont State Trooper and a local resident sustained minor injuries Thursday evening when their vehicles collided on Memorial Drive near Hospital Dr.

At approximately 7:10 p.m., Trooper David Wicks, 24, of Hardwick, was responding to assist another trooper with emergency lights and sirens activated, driving northbound on Memorial Drive.

Raelene St. Hilaire, 68, of St. Johnsbury, also traveling north, attempted a left turn into the Kenney Drugs parking lot just as Wicks tried to pass her vehicle.

The front of Wicks’ 2023 Ford SUV struck the rear of St. Hilaire’s 2012 Nissan Altima, causing moderate damage to both vehicles.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the incident and were transported to Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) with minor injuries.

Authorities are investigating the crash, and no further details have been released at this time.

The collision resulted in temporary traffic disruptions while crews worked to clear the scene.

Road conditions were wet due to cloudy weather, which may have contributed to the accident.

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