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For Immediate Release
March 23, 2016
For more information contact:
Trooper First Class Bryan Plamondon
(603) 223-8677 or email at

Motor Vehicle Crash

On March 23, 2016 at approximately 6:50 AM the Epping Police Department was notified of a motor vehicle crash on Route 125. The crash was reported to be in the area of Route 125 and North River Road. Epping Police and Fire personnel responded to the scene of the crash. It was determine the crash involved two vehicles, one being a Chrysler PT Cruiser and the other a Kenworth Tractor-Trailer unit. As a result of the collision the operator of the Chrysler PT Cruiser sustained a serious head injury. The operator of the Chrysler PT Cruiser, identified as Elisa Smith, age 43 of Epping, NH was med flown to a Boston Hospital to be treated. The passenger of the Chrysler PT Cruiser, identified as Abigael Kershaw , age 17 of Epping, NH was transported by ambulance to Exeter Hospital for reported non-life threatening injuries. The operator of the Kenworth Tractor-Trailer unit, identified as, Miguel Adames, age 54 of Village of Waterloo, NY was transported by ambulance to Exeter Hospital for reported non-life threatening injuries.

Based upon the initial on scene investigation it appears that the Chrysler PT Cruiser was on North River Road and the Kenworth Tractor-Trailer unit was headed northbound on Route 125. The causation of the crash is still under investigation.

At the request of the Epping Police Department, the New Hampshire State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction (C.A.R.) Unit responded to the scene. Along with the Epping Police and Fire Departments and the New Hampshire State Police, Troop A and G, and the Rockingham County Sheriff's Department also responded to the scene and assisted. Due to the collision, the southbound travel and break down lane on Route 125 was closed for approximately 4 hours. Due to the area neighborhoods and morning school pick up for children traffic was not diverted.

At this time alcohol and/or drug impairment does not seem to be a factor in this crash however all aspects remain under investigation. Anyone that may have further information related to this crash, please contact TFC Bryan Plamondon at 603-223-8677 or email at

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