Portsmouth woman, 78, killed in crash

A 78-year-old Portsmouth woman was killed Monday morning in a car crash in that town, police said.

Police said the woman's car crossed the center line on West Main Road at about 10 a.m. and crashed into a box truck.

The woman was taken to Newport Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The truck driver, Richard McKenna, 52, of Palmer, Mass., had minor injuries.

Police did not immediately release the woman's name.