CLAREMONT, NH–On Saturday, July 21, at approximately 7:23 in the morning, Claremont Emergency Services responded to a motor vehicle accident on Charlestown Road involving a pick-up truck and a pedestrian, reported the Claremont Police Department in a statement released Saturday afternoon. The accident occurred just south of the Buena Vista Road intersection.
The vehicle involved was a 2015 GMC 1500 pick-up truck driven by Jesse Hargrove, age 58, of Claremont, NH, said the CPD. The pickup truck was traveling southbound at the time of the collision.
The pedestrian has been identified by the CPD as Scott Quintey, age 68, also of Claremont. The initial investigation has determined that Quintey entered the travel portion of the roadway just prior to the collision, said Capt. Brent W. Wilmot in the statement. Following the crash, immediate assistance was rendered to Quintey by other motorists who came upon the scene, several of whom had medical training. Ultimately, he was transported to Valley Regional Hospital via Golden Cross Ambulance, but he later died as a result of his injuries.
“Mr. Hargrove was cooperative during the investigation into this crash. The initial on-scene investigation did not reveal evidence that speed, impairment, or distraction were factors resulting in the collision,” said Wilmot.
The collision remains under investigation. Assisting the Claremont Police Department in this investigation are the Sullivan County Attorney’s Office and the New Hampshire Medical Examiner’s Office.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information relative to this crash is asked to call Sergeant Justin Laffin of the Claremont Police Department at 603-542-9538.
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