NEWPORT, NH—The Newport Police Department Emergency Communications Center received several 911 calls at approximately 3:30 P.M., Jan. 9, advising that there had been a pedestrian struck by a dump truck on Sunapee Street at Bald Mountain Road. According to a press release from Newport Police Chief James Burroughs, “The Newport Police, EMS and Newport Fire Rescue responded and found that the truck, which is owned and operated by Yukon Trucking, located in Newport, was being operated by Carl Mears, 76, Ascutney, VT.
The truck was making a left hand turn from Bald Mountain Road onto Sunapee Street in Newport before the pedestrian was struck.”
Burroughs identified the pedestrian as: Robert Ray, 55, Claremont, NH. Ray was pronounced deceased at the scene, said Burroughs. Assisting in the investigation of the incident was the NH State Police Motor Carrier Unit, The NH Medical Examiner’s Office and the Sullivan County Attorney’s Office. Assisting with the road closures and detours were the Newport Highway Department and the Sunapee Police Department.
At this time the cause of the incident remains under investigation by the Newport Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team, said Burroughs. If anyone witnessed the incident, they as asked to please contact Lieutenant Robertson at the Newport Police Department 603-863-3240.
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