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Fatal car accident in Bennington

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BENNINGTON, Vt. -

Two people are dead and a third seriously injured after a crash in Bennington.

It happened Monday night at the intersection of Route 7 and Carpenter Hill Road. Police say Jamie Sorel, 36, of Bennington, tried to pass a tractor-trailer on a curve and hit another car head-on. Sorel and the oncoming driver, Danny Thomas, 26, of Pownal, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Thomas' passenger, Tori Green, 19, was airlifted to the hospital with traumatic injuries.

None of them were wearing seatbelts. Police say alcohol was a factor.

The truck driver was not hurt.

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