NEWPORT, NH—The Newport Police Department Communications Center received several 911 calls at 7:25 P.M. Saturday night advising that there had been a motor vehicle collision with a pedestrian on North Main Street near Yoshi’s Convenience store. According to the Newport Police Department, the Newport Police, EMS and Fire Rescue responded to the scene and found that Carlton R. Barton, 80, Newport, NH, had been struck while crossing North Main Street having just left Yoshi’s Convenience Store. He sustained serious injuries and was transported from the scene by the Newport Ambulance Service to Valley Regional Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries, said authorities.
According to Newport Police Chief James Burroughs in a press release, the investigation “revealed that a Jamie L. Fordiani, 33, Newport, NH, was operating her 2008 Ford Escape Northbound on North Main Street at the time of the collision. Neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors in the collision and Mr. Barton was not utilizing a crosswalk when he was struck.”
The collision remains under investigation at this time by the Newport Accident Reconstruction team. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is encouraged to contact the Newport Police Department, Lt. Craig Robertson at 863-3232.
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