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Teen Injured After Being Hit by Car in Fairlee

A 17-year-old from Newton, Mass. was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 5 in Fairlee, according to a police press release.

The release stated that accident occured at the junction of Mallary Road and Route 5, and that the victim was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after sustaining a head injury, which hospital staff later described as minor.

According to police, 53 year-old Raymond E. Nickles Jr. of Newbury, Vt. was driving a GMC truck and road conditions were wet and cloudy. The crash is still under investigation by police.