A Vermont woman remains in critical condition following a three-car crash on Route 9 in Chesterfield Sunday.
Chesterfield police responded to the three-car crash on Route 9 at the Friedsam Drive intersection on Sunday around 6:27 p.m. along with Hinsdale police, New Hampshire State Police, Chesterfield Fire and Rescue, Westmoreland Rescue, Spofford Rescue and Rescue Inc., according to a press release from Chesterfield Police Chief Duan Chickering on Monday.
According to the press release, a 2018 gray Subaru Crosstrek, driven by Linda Davis, 72, was stopped on Route 9 in the eastbound passing lane to make a left turn onto Friedsam Drive when it was struck from behind by an eastbound silver 2011 Kia Rio, driven by Katie Greene, 30, of Bennington, Vermont. The Kia struck the rear of the Subaru — at what witnesses reported to be — at or above the posted speed limit of 50 miles per hour, the press release said. This collision caused the Subaru to continue east on Route 9, while the Kia spun 180 degrees around and struck a 2017 Subaru Crosstrek, driven by Katherine Cummings, 61, of Spofford.
The Davis’ Subaru and Greene’s Kia were both totaled in the accident. Cummings’ Subaru sustained minor front-end damage.
Greene, who was in critical condition at the crash site, was flown by the DHART helicopter to UMASS Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. In his press release, Chickering said, “Greene remains in critical condition.”
Davis and her passenger, 73-year-old Robert Davis, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken by ambulance to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.
Katherine Cummings was released at the scene with no injuries.
Police continue to investigate the crash, the press release said, which also said, “There is no evidence of any alcohol or drug involvement in this collision.” Witnesses to the collision, or anyone with information pertaining to the investigation, are encouraged to contact Chesterfield Police Officer Derek Jackson at (603) 363-4233 ext. 63.