ST. JOHNSBURY — The drivers of two vehicles were hurt in a head-on crash Thursday morning on the North Danville Road. Oil, coolant and transmission fluid streamed from the smashed front ends of the Chevrolet Malibu and the Hyundai Elantra as St. Johnsbury Firefighters and CALEX EMS providers worked together to aid the crash victims. Sean Lamphear, 27, of Newport, was being tended to on the road next to the driver’s side door of the Malibu. Katherine Stone, 23, of St. Johnsbury, needed to be extracted from the driver’s seat of the Hyundai. Neither vehicle had a passenger. Trooper David Hastings reported that neither driver was wearing a seat belt. They were taken by ambulance to Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. From there, both went to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center – Lamphear by ambulance and Stone by DHART helicopter. CALEX CEO Michael Wright said both people transported were in stable condition. Lamphear suffered a head injury and an injury to his right upper leg. Stone suffered lower extremity injuries. Trooper Hastings described their injuries as “moderate.” Lamphear had been driving on the North Danville Road, and Stone was coming from the opposite direction. Trooper Hastings said that Stone’s vehicle entered the opposite lane, and neither driver responded in time to avoid the collision. The trooper noted that the investigation is continuing and that Stone may have been impaired.
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