Winchester crash

Courtesy of Winchester Police Department

Police say a Winchester resident was driving on Manning Hill Road Tuesday when she crossed the center line and hit a 10-wheel dump truck, seen at left.

WINCHESTER — A town resident is accused of driving while impaired after her car collided head-on with a dump truck Tuesday on Manning Hill Road, police said.

Donna Lagerberg, 63, was taken to Cheshire Medical Center in Keene with non-life-threatening injuries and released after refusing medical treatment, according to a news release Wednesday from the Winchester Police Department. Firefighters had to use special equipment to extricate Lagerberg from her car, which was totaled, according to police.

The release states that Lagerberg was driving south on the road, also known as Route 10, when her 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser crossed the center line and struck a 10-wheel dump truck going the other way. The truck sustained heavy damage to its front driver’s side, but the operator, Howard Perrea, 62, of Northfield, Mass., was not injured, according to the release.

Police were called to the scene at about 2:10 p.m. The road was closed for more than an hour, they said.

Police believe Lagerberg was driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and arrested her at the scene, according to the release. She is scheduled to appear May 1 in the 8th Circuit Court District Division in Keene.

Anyone with additional information about the crash is asked to contact Winchester police at 239-4814 or 355-2000.

Paul Cuno-Booth can be reached at 352-1234, extension 1409, or pbooth@keenesentinel.com. Follow him on Twitter at @PCunoBoothKS