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Route 128 crash victim now in ‘fair’ condition

By Nick Curcuru

The Gloucester woman who was trapped underneath her SUV for 90 minutes after a rollover crash on the southbound Exit 13 on-ramp of Route 128 Friday remains hospitalized.

According to officials at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Catherine Swauger, 66, is now listed in fair condition at the Boston Hospital as of last night.

Swauger was the driver and lone occupant of n SUV that went over a guardrail and down an embankment, trapping her for some 90 minutes. She was, however, alert and coherent, according to rescue crews. Massachusetts State police with the help of Gloucester police and fire rescue crews worked to free her; her leg and arm were trapped beneath her SUV, which was resting on its side. She was wearing a seatbelt, police said.

Swauger was transported to Beverly Hospital, where she was initially listed in critical condition but then transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Friday night.

We will update this story here at gloucestertimes.com if any more information becomes available.