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For Immediate Release
March 7, 2016
For more information contact:
Trooper Mark Dore
State Police Troop B
(603) 672-3333

Traffic Accident & Interstate 93 Closure

On Monday, March 7, 2016, at approximately 10:49 AM, a white 2002 Nissan Sentra operated by Matthew Torbin, 21 years old from Derry, New Hampshire, was entering onto I- 93 South from the Exit 2 on-ramp in Salem, New Hampshire. As Torbin entered onto the Interstate, his car impacted the passenger side of a white 2012 Freightliner Flatbed truck operated by John Pothier, 57 years old, of North Billerica, Massachusetts. Pothier lost control of his Truck from the impact and rolled over across 4 lanes of travel.

Salem Fire and Rescue were first on scene and had to extricate Torbin from his vehicle as a result of the crash. Both operators were transported to Lawrence General Hospital to be treated for injuries. Torbin suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries and Pothier was treated for a minor head injury.

The Interstate in this area was shut down for approximately 2 hours and traffic was rerouted off Exit 2 while crews worked to re-open the interstate. Members of New Hampshire State Police - Troop B, Salem Police, Salem Fire and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation personnel assisted on scene.

Any information in regards to this incident, contact Trooper Mark Dore at the State Police Barracks Troop B in Bedford - 603-672-3333.

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