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Woman Rescued from Vehicle After Crash Closes Bridge

A woman was pinned in her vehicle after a crash that shut down the Veterans Memorial Bridge between Newport and Covington on Wednesday afternoon.

Two vehicles were badly damaged, including an SUV and a smaller Buick in which the woman was trapped. A third vehicle may have also been involved but damage was more minor.

Newport and Covington police and fire departments responded, shutting down traffic in both directions just as rush hour was getting underway, creating more of a traffic burden on surrounding streets.

The woman was rescued by the jaws of life and was taken from the scene in an ambulance.

The driver of the SUV appeared to be unharmed.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and details about the woman's injuries were not immediately released.

The River City News reported live from the scene:

-Michael Monks, editor & publisher

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