Mother and daughter in critical condition after high-speed crash on I-89

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COLCHESTER — A high-speed crash on Interstate 89 left a mother and daughter with life-threatening injuries early Monday morning, according to the Vermont State Police.

At 8:12 a.m., troopers were called to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on I-89 Northbound, just south of the Colchester Weigh Station, near Mile Marker 93.2.

Rainy conditions and wet roads contributed to the crash.

The driver, Denea C. France, 24, from Brockton, MA, and her passenger, Dawn F. France, 52, from Flushing, NY, were found unconscious and severely injured in their 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Both women were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

Emergency services from Colchester Fire/Rescue and St. Michael’s College Rescue worked to extricate the women from the vehicle, which was totaled in the crash.

They were transported to UVM Medical Center for treatment.

Eyewitnesses told investigators that the vehicle was traveling at an extremely high rate of speed in the left lane before hydroplaning, veering off the right side of the highway, and striking several trees.

Authorities have not released further details about the cause of the crash as the investigation continues.

The VSP Williston barracks is asking witnesses or anyone with information to contact Trooper Quealy at 802-878-7111.

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