NEWPORTâ€“â€“Saturday, May 26, 2012 Newport City Police received a call at approximately 10:45 p.m. of a one vehicle accident on Route 5 South in Newport City before the intersection of the Airport Road. The vehicle, a 2007 Blue Chevy truck, had been traveling South on Route 5 when the vehicle lost control and struck a tree on the east side of Route 5.
Three occupants of the vehicle were trapped inside and had to be extricated using the Jaws of Life by the Newport City Fire Department. The vehicle sustained heavy front end damage. All three occupants, Andru Johnson (29) of Charleston, VT; Coral Sargent (29) of Westfield, VT; and Andrea Royer (29) of Newport, VT, were transported to North Country Hospital by Newport Ambulance and Derby Line Ambulance.
Johnson was pronounced deceased at North Country Hospital a short while later. Sargent and Royer were transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital around 7:30 p.m. May 27th. Sargent was listed as in critical condition. Royer was listed as being in stable condition.