NEK crash leaves 1 dead, 3 hospitalized

Published: May. 26, 2023 at 6:18 AM EDT
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NEWARK, Vt. (WCAX) - Police are investigating a deadly head-on crash in the town of Newark Thursday night that killed one person and sent three others to the hospital.

It happened around 8:40 p.m. on Island Pond Road. Vermont State Police say a man driving a Toyota SUV crossed the center line and hit a pickup truck coming the other way.

The driver was identified as Ian Cunningham, 54 of Walden. He died at the scene. His two passengers, Marvin Johnson, 41 and Mackenzie Kirby, 26 both of Walden were also seriously injured. Kirby remains in stable condition. Johnson was released from the hospital Friday.

The driver of the pickup, Rene Morse, 32 of Charleston is also suffering from serious injuries and remains in stable condition.