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Two dead, two injured in single-vehicle crash on I-91 in Barnet

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BARNET — Two St. Johnsbury women were killed and two other individuals were injured in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 91 southbound near mile marker 118 in Barnet on Saturday, March 9.

At approximately 1:04 p.m., Vermont State Police were dispatched to the scene, where a vehicle had reportedly left the roadway, struck a tree, and rolled over.

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Preliminary investigation revealed that the 2015 Nissan Versa had veered off the west side of the roadway for unknown reasons before colliding with a large tree and overturning.

Jessica Norrie, 27, and Bryana Gillis, 28, both of St. Johnsbury, were found deceased inside the vehicle.

Christian Montandon, 44, of Bradford, and Richard Kendall III, 29, of St. Johnsbury, managed to exit the vehicle. Montandon was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center with severe injuries, while Kendall was taken to Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital with minor injuries.

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None of the occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, and it remains under investigation as to who was operating the vehicle.

Vermont State Police, Calex Ambulance, and Barnet and St. Johnsbury Fire Departments responded to the scene.

The crash remains under investigation, and anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Trooper Jason Haley at the St. Johnsbury State Police Barracks at 802-748-3111.

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