Woman struck by car, paralyzed


PAWLET — A Pawlet woman was arrested on several charges after police said she hit another woman with her vehicle causing serious injuries on Nov. 16.

According to a Vermont State Police report, Deanna Mach, 39, of Pawlet was driving a vehicle on Route 30 in Pawlet when she allegedly struck a 38-year-old woman about 8:45 p.m.

The woman was hit, tumbled under the truck and was dragged.

A number of witnesses said Mach was the driver of the vehicle and she left the scene before police arrived, according to the press release.

The woman suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital where she is reported to be paralyzed from the chest down.

Efforts to locate Mach that evening were unsuccessful, but four days later, police were able to take her into custody and charge her with first degree aggravated domestic assault, gross careless and negligent operation, accidents duty to stop with serious bodily injury resulting, and reckless endangerment.



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