NEW LONDON, NH–The New Hampshire State Police reported that on Sunday, July, 21, 2019 at approximately 11:29 AM, the New Hampshire State Police Troop D was notified of a motor vehicle crash on Interstate 89 northbound just north of Exit 12 in the Town of New London, NH. The crash was reported to be a rollover with ejection. Troopers responded to the scene along with New London Police and Fire Departments. Upon arrival it was determined that three people had been ejected from a single vehicle. It was determined that two of the individuals were deceased on scene, and the third was transported to New London Hospital where they later died due to injuries.
According to the NHSP, “Based upon the initial investigation, it appears that the vehicle involved in the crash was traveling northbound in the left lane of travel. Information was obtained that another vehicle may have merged into the left hand lane in front of the vehicle involved in the crash. The vehicle involved in the crash subsequently swerved and lost control. The vehicle departed the Interstate into the median of the highway where it rolled over and undetermined number of times. It was during this rollover portion of the crash that all the occupants were ejected.”
Due to the severity of the crash, the New Hampshire State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit (C.A.R. Unit) was requested to respond to the scene. Upon arrival, the C.A.R. Unit assumed responsibility for the investigation. The C.A.R. Unit was assisted on scene by the New Hampshire State Police Troop D, the New London Police Department, the New London Fire Department, and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. During the investigation a portion of Interstate 89 was closed for approximately four hours. Traffic was diverted off Exit 12 and then back onto the Interstate.
At this time the personal information of those involved is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Further all parties involved in the crash remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation, said the NHSP. At this time it does not appear that impairment was a factor, however all aspects remain under investigation, said investigators.
Anyone who may have further information related to this crash or who witnessed this collision is encouraged to contact Trooper Christopher Pieniazak at 603-227-0031.
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