Two-car crash in Danville leaves vehicles totaled

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DANVILLE — A collision between two vehicles near the intersection of US-2 and US-2b on Jan. 9 left both cars with significant damage, but no injuries were reported, according to Vermont State Police.

The crash occurred around 4:16 p.m. as snow fell and road conditions were wet and icy.

A 16-year-old juvenile from Danville was operating a 2010 Volvo XC60 and attempting to pass other vehicles on the westbound lane of US-2 when the Volvo struck a 2021 Jeep Compass, driven by 44-year-old Melissa Newland, also of Danville.

The juvenile driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, lost control after the collision, swerving from the right westbound lane across the eastbound lane and crashing into a snowbank.

Newland, who was preparing to turn left onto US-2b and was also wearing a seatbelt, managed to bring her vehicle to a controlled rest after the impact.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene, with the Volvo being totaled and the Jeep sustaining significant damage.

State troopers from the St. Johnsbury Barracks are investigating the crash.

Despite the severity of the accident, authorities confirmed that neither driver was injured.

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