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MANCHESTER — A Manchester woman was transported by helicopter after crashing her car into St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Sunday.

Manchester Police Department Chief Patrick Owens said the woman, Judith Harwood, 83, was northbound on Bonnet Street, or Route 30, when her 2014 Subaru Forester crashed into a guardrail. After coming to a stop, the vehicle suddenly sped off and crashed into the church.

Owens said Harwood was unconscious at the scene.

Manchester Fire Department responded and established a landing zone in the parking lot of the church for the LifeNet helicopter to land. Harwood was moved from the Northshire Rescue ambulance into the helicopter.

Owens said the Subaru sustained major front-end damage, while the church sustained about $1,000 worth of damage.

He said it is believed Harwood may have had a medical emergency while driving.

The Manchester Fire Department responded with Engine 5 and Rescue Truck 10 with many personnel.

MPD Officer Andrew Biondi was the investigating officer.

Contact Darren Marcy at or by cell at 802-681-6534.


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