Woman dies in Eden crash

EDEN — A woman died in a car accident on Route 100 just south of Lowell yesterday.The woman, identified by police as 25-year-old Ashley Allard, of Morrisville, was reportedly not wearing a seat belt when her vehicle struck an oncoming truck. Allard was driving a Honda Civic when she allegedly crossed the center line and drove her vehicle into a Whitcomb Construction dump truck that was towing a trailer. State police identified the driver of the truck as 46-year-old Valerie Hans. Hans was not injured.Both vehicles sustained extensive damage.The North Hyde Park Fire Department, the Northern Emergency Medical Service and state police responded to the crash. Route 100 was closed for several hours while the Crash Reconstruction Team and the Vermont Division of Motor Vehicles investigated the crash.Speed appears to have been a factor in the crash, state police said.