AVON — A local woman and a Phillips man were injured Thursday morning when their vehicles collided head-on on Route 4.

Jonathan Cummings, 41, of Phillips told state police he was driving north when he reached for a package of cigarettes in the passenger seat and his SUV crossed the centerline, Trooper Andrew Hardy said.

Corrie Ann Osgood, 44, of Avon, driving a pickup truck south, tried to avoid a collision  by swerving into the opposite lane to go around the SUV, but he swerved back into his lane and the vehicles collided, Hardy said. 

Cummings’ Subaru Outback went down an embankment into the front yard of a residence.

Hardy said he issued Cummings a summons on a charge of failure to maintain his vehicle in the proper travel lane.

Both drivers suffered injuries not considered life-threatening and were taken in NorthStar EMS ambulances to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, he said.

Cummings’ SUV and Osgood’s Chevrolet Avalanche were heavily damaged and were towed from the scene.

Route 4 was closed until debris could be removed from the road. 

The accident was reported at 11:16 a.m. 

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Two drivers were injured Thursday morning when a southbound Chevrolet Avalanche driven by Corrie Ann Osgood, 44, of Avon and a Subaru Outback driven by Jonathan Cummings, 41, of Phillips, collided head-on on Route 4 in Avon, State Trooper Andrew Hardy said. (Donna M. Perry/Sun Journal)

Two drivers were injured Thursday when a Subaru Outback driven by Jonathan Cummings, 41, of Phillips and a Chevrolet Avalanche driven Corrie Ann Osgood, 44, of Avon collided head-on on Route 4 in Avon, Trooper Andrew Hardy said.  (Donna M. Perry/Sun Journal)

Jonathan Cummings, 41, of Phillips, who was driving a Subaru Outback, left,  and Corrie Ann Osgood, 44, of Phillips who was driving a Chevrolet Outback, were both injured when their vehicles collided head-on Thursday morning on Route 4 in Avon. (Donna M. Perry/Sun Journal)

A Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck driven by Corrie Ann Osgood, 44, of Avon lies on Route 4 in Avon on Thursday morning after a head-on collision with an SUV driven by Jonathan Cummings, 41, of Phillips. (Donna M. Perry/Sun Journal)


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