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2 killed in Eden crash

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EDEN, Vt. -

Two people were killed in a head-on collision in Eden Thursday afternoon.

It happened in the northbound lane of Route 118 near the intersection of Knowles Flat Road.

Police say one driver, Francis Valley, 68, of Barton, was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, Shirlee Krajniak, 53, was taken to the hospital where she died.

The second driver, Michael Palchak, 51, of Bakersfield, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash is still under investigation, but police say alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

Police say a small, white sedan was seen in the area and may have witnessed the crash. Anyone who saw the crash is asked to call state police.

Route 118 was closed in both directions for a couple of miles. It reopened at about 6:30 p.m.

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