Since going to press a short time ago, we have received a statement from the Claremont Police Dept. regarding the fatal accident in Claremont on Saturday. Here is the update, officially identifying the victim:
CLAREMONT, NH–On Saturday, Oct. 29, at approximately 6:55 p.m., Claremont Emergency Services were called to White Hill Road in Claremont for a report of 56-year-old man trapped under a vehicle. Upon arrival, responders learned that the victim was deceased. The victim was working underneath a vehicle when the jack that was holding the vehicle up slipped and the vehicle came down on the victim, said Claremont Police Chief Alex Scott. The victim is identified as Kenneth LaClair, 56, of White Hill Road in Claremont.
The victim was found within 30 to 40 minutes of the vehicle slipping off the jack, said Scott.
Emergency responders included the Claremont Fire Dept., Golden Cross Ambulance and the Claremont Police Dept.
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