CHARLESTOWN, NH–On Wednesday July 27, at approximately 2:31 p.m., the Charlestown Police Department was notified and responded to a motor vehicle collision located on NH Route 12 just south of Almar Street in the Town of Charlestown, NH.
Upon arrival the at-scene investigation revealed a white 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by Glen L. Duchane, age 61, of Springfield, VT, was traveling northbound on NH Route 12. Simultaneously an orange 2013 NH DOT International Dump truck operated by Christopher J. Garland, age 35, of Alstead, NH, was also traveling northbound on NH Route 12 ahead of the 2010 Harley Davidson Motorcycle.
For unknown reasons at this time the operator of the Harley Davidson motorcycle attempted to pass the NH DOT International dump truck while it was attempting to make a left-hand turn into a gravel pull off; this caused the Harley Davidson motorcycle to strike the NH DOT International dump truck, said the New Hampshire State Police.
As a result of this, the operator of the motorcycle suffered life-threatening injuries after which he succumbed hours later at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon; the operator of the NH DOT truck did not suffer any injuries.
Assisting on scene were members of the NH State Police Troop C Barracks, Charlestown Police Department, Charlestown Fire & Rescue / EMS Crews, NH DOT, Springfield Vermont Fire & Rescue and EMS Crews.
At this time the crash investigation is being handled by the State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Unit (C.A.R. Unit). Anyone that may have further information related to this crash is encouraged to please contact Trooper Michael McLaughlin at (603) 358-3333 or by email at michael.mcLaughlin@dos.nh.gov.
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