NH highway chase ends in Maine snowbank crash

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Boston man charged after NH highway chase ends in Maine snowbank crash


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GREENLAND, New Hampshire — A Boston man faces charges in both New Hampshire and Maine after police say he drove 108 mph on Interstate 95 before crashing into a snowbank.

New Hampshire State Police say a trooper tried to stop the car on I-95 in Greenland Tuesday afternoon but it continued speeding around the Portsmouth traffic circle and back onto the highway heading north. It eventually crossed over into Maine and crashed into the snowbank in Kittery.

Three men ran from the vehicle. Police say two were found in a building at the Kittery sewer treatment plant and the third was found by a police dog.

Twenty-eight-year-old Justin Santiago from the Dorchester section of Boston was charged with reckless operation, disobeying an officer and speeding. It wasn’t clear whether he had a lawyer Wednesday.

Snow Causing Traffic Snarls, Gridlock on Everett Turnpike

Crashes are being reported across southern New Hampshire Friday morning as a result of the coating of snow that has fallen on area roads.

According to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, several accidents on the Everett Turnpike have resulted in gridlock from Exit 1 to Exit 10, both north and southbound. Police and emergency vehicles are having trouble getting to the scenes of numerous accidents. Multiple accidents near Exit 1 were reported just before 8 a.m.

Around 8 a.m., an overturned vehicle was reported on Interstate 95 north in the area of Exit 4 in Portsmouth. One person is reportedly trapped in the vehicle and a trauma team has been activated. A rollover with injury was also reported on I-95 north between exits 1 and 2 in Hampton around 7:50 a.m. A third Seacoast crash was reported around the same time on Exeter Road in North Hampton.

Also around 8 a.m., a multiple-vehicle accident was reported on Interstate 293 south in the area of Exit 6 in Manchester. No serious injuries were reported, but the crash is causing some major traffic headaches.

A rollover with entrapment was reported on Interstate 93 near Exit 3 in Windham around 7:30 a.m. No information on injuries was immediately available.

At 8:45 a.m. NH DOT reported multiple cars off the road in Manchester, on I-93 southbound near the lower split 293, and another accident on I-93 northbound, a rollover, on the Exit 8 on ramp just before 9 a.m., and another in the southbound lane of 93, just before Exit 7.

Just before 9:30 a.m. there was a report of an accident westbound on Route 101 near Exit 1 in Auburn, with one car reportedly on fire. 

Snow Leads to Crashes, Traffic Delays Across NH

Concord’s morning commute was a little slippery this morning
as about a half inch of snow dusted the region.

A number of small vehicle accidents were reported around the city including
a two-car crash on Charles Street in Penacook and some slipping and sliding on
I-393 and I-93 south, according to scanner chatter.

Concord NH Patch will be updating readers about accidents
and traffic issues on
our Twitter and Facebook sites.

The original regional post is below:

Crashes are being reported across southern New Hampshire Friday morning as a result of the coating of snow that has fallen on area roads.

Around 8 a.m., an overturned vehicle was reported on Interstate 95 north in the area of Exit 4 in Portsmouth. One person is reportedly trapped in the vehicle and a trauma team has been activated. A rollover with injury was also reported on I-95 north between exits 1 and 2 in Hampton around 7:50 a.m. A third Seacoast crash was reported around the same time on Exeter Road in North Hampton.

Also around 8 a.m., a multiple-vehicle accident was reported on Interstate 293 south in the area of Exit 6 in Manchester. No serious injuries were reported, but the crash is causing some major traffic headaches.

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation reports that a series of accidents on the Everett Turnpike in Nashua at 7:30 a.m. are causing traffic problems as well.

A rollover with entrapment was reported on Interstate 93 near Exit 3 in Windham around 7:30 a.m. No information on injuries was immediately available.

1 killed in DC beltway crash

Fatal Crash Accident 1 killed in DC beltway crashCOLLEGE PARK – One person is dead and another injured after a two-vehicle crash along the D.C. beltway near College Park, according to Maryland State Police.

The accident took place at about 3 a.m. ET on Monday morning.

All lanes of the beltway’s inner loop between I-95 and New Hampshire Avenue were shut down for about three hours.


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One driver died after the crash and another sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing at this hour.

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1 dies in crash that closes Inner Loop



Crash causes death, delays

WTOP’s Nick Iannelli reports.

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WASHINGTON – One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash on the Beltway’s
Inner
Loop that closed the roadway in College Park, Md., Monday morning.

A Chrysler and a Mercedes collided and closed all lanes of the Inner Loop between
I-95 and New Hampshire Avenue/Exit 28 at about 2:45 a.m., Maryland State Police
say.
The driver of the
Chrysler
died after the crash.

The driver of the Mercedes sustained injuries considered not life-threatening.

Officials have not yet released the victims’ names or information about what led
to the collision.

Authorities are investigating the crash.

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Three Ejected, Two Others Injured in Rollover Crash on I-95

3 Ejected, Two Others Injured in Rollover Crash on I-95

Driver wakes up to find truck upright at NH toll booth – WHDH

HAMPTON, N.H. (WHDH) — A driver crashed into a New Hampshire toll booth, propping his truck halfway up the structure.

Chris Desjardins said he blacked out while driving and hit the toll booths on Interstate 95 south, just missing the toll collector inside.

Desjardins said he was trying to move his mother’s car earlier and he over-exerted himself. When he was driving, he didn’t think much of it, but then decided to pull over after the toll. He then started feeling light headed and woke up to find his car upright with him behind the wheel.

“The next thing I knew I was up in the rafters of the toll booth,” said Desjardins. “I looked out the window, you know, I didn’t try to open the door to get out since it’s probably 20 feet up.”

His first call was not to 911, but his boss.

“He really didn’t believe me. I actually texted him a picture of the dash and stuff and I was like, ‘yeah I’m actually up here,’” said Desjardins.

His car is now sitting in a junk lot, but Desjardins is just thankful nobody was hurt.

“I drive through there twice a day, every day to go to work, so I don’t know,” he said. “I think I might take tomorrow off.”

Desjardins suffered minor scrapes and bruises.

Police said Desjardins also hit a second car, but the driver was not hurt. Police are investigating the accident.

Pickup Truck Crashes Into Hampton, NH Toll Booth

HAMPTON (CBS) — No one was seriously injured in a dramatic crash Wednesday morning that left a pickup truck on the roof of a Hampton toll booth.

A pickup truck crashed into the Hampton Tolls. (Credit: NH State Police)

A pickup truck crashed into the Hampton Tolls. (Credit: NH State Police)

New Hampshire State Police say they still don’t know what caused a 2011 Ford Ranger pickup truck driven by a 43-year-old Maine man, to strike a concrete island and protective barrier separating two lanes at the toll booth along Interstate 95.

The driver of the pickup truck, continued over the top of the barricade before striking the steel roof supports. The truck then became wedged between the booth and a tractor-trailer that was stopped at the toll booth.

The driver of the pickup was taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

A toll booth collector, inside the booth at the time of the crash, was also not injured.

NH State Police closed two lanes of I-95 south for two hours to investigate the crash.

There is no word yet, on whether the driver of the pickup will face charges.

 Pickup Truck Crashes Into Hampton, NH Toll Booth