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Vermont Woman Killed in Route 9 Crash in Searsburg

SEARSBURG, Vt. -- A 19-year-old Guilford woman was killed late Sunday morning when she lost control of her sport utility vehicle on Route 9. 
 
Pooja Meyer was driving her 1999 Honda Civic east near Sleepy Hollow Road when, according to state police, she passed another vehicle, lost control and veered into the westbound lane and into the path of a tractor-trailer. Her car collided with the 2020 Western Star operated by Richard Regan, 53, of Keene, N.H.
 
State police from the Shaftsbury barracks responded to the scene at about 11:42 a.m. Among the responding units was Stamford Volunteer Fire Department, which responded to mutual aid and a request for the Jaws of Life. 
 
Meyer, a recently graduated licensed practical nurse, was pronounced dead at the scene. Regan was taken to Readsboro School for a life flight transfer to Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.   
 
Police say both drivers were wearing their seat belts and that the road was clear but wet. The Honda was totaled and the truck incurred front end damage. The roadway was closed for almost seven hours. 
 
     

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