Norwich residents hurt in Charlestown NH crash

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Airlifted on DHART helicopter to DHMC

CHARLESTOWN, NH - A Norwich, Vermont woman remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition after she was airlifted Sunday afternoon from the scene of a two-vehicle crash that occured on Route 12 near the Morningside Flight Park, a popular hang gliding spot.

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    Carrie Carter, 32, of Norwich was the rear seat passenger in a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo that was being driven by her husband Colt Carter, 33, when they were rear-ended by a silver 2004 Chrysler Town and Country van driven by Nellie Ellen Stark, 66, of Charlestown, New Hampshire State Police reported on Wednesday.

    Police said at the time of the collision the Carters' car had momentarily stopped in the northbound lane in order to yield to traffic prior to turning onto Ox Brook Road. 

    Following the impact, Stark's van continued off of the roadway before it came to final rest in the grassy shoulder of Route 12, while the Carters' car came to a stop in the center of the roadway where volunteer firefighters from Charlestown Fire extricated Mrs. Carter from the wreckage before transferring her to a DHART medical helicopter that landed at the airpark.

    Both drivers sustained only minor injuries, police said.

    The cause of the collision remains under investigation and the New Hampshire State Police are urging anyone who might have information to call Trooper Matthew Merrill at (603) 358-3333.

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