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For Immediate Release
April 15, 2016
For more information contact:
Trooper Greg Dube
(603) 223-8490
greg.dube@dos.nh.gov

Motor Vehicle Fatality, Route 16, Rochester

On Friday, April 15, 2016 at approximately 8:37 p.m., the New Hampshire State Police-Troop A was notified of a motor vehicle collision on Route 16 Southbound in the area of Exit 15 in Rochester. Troopers along with Fire personnel responded to the scene and found one vehicle, identified as a Subaru Forester, off the west side of the roadway between the mainline and the Exit 15 on ramp. A male subject was found to be out of the vehicle and was determined to be the operator identified as, Lawrence Douglas, age 37, of Rochester, New Hampshire and had sustained life threatening injuries in the collision and was transported by Med-Flight to Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. Douglas' passenger, identified as, James Gosselin, age 54, of, Rochester, New Hampshire sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Based upon the initial on-scene investigation, it appears that the Subaru was traveling southbound on Route 16 when it lost control, struck the center concrete barrier, traveled off the right side of the roadway and rollover several times.

At the request of the initial responding units, the New Hampshire State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction, (C.A.R.) Unit responded to the scene. The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction, (C.A.R.) Unit was assisted on scene by members of the New Hampshire State Police-Troop A, the Rochester Police Department, the Rochester Fire and Rescue Department, New Hampshire Department of Transportation, as well as The Office of the State Medical Examiner. Due to the collision, Route 16 in this area was closed for approximately 5 hours.

At this time it appears that speed may have been a factor in this crash, however all aspects remain under investigation. Anyone that may have further information related to this collision, or who witnessed this collsion are encouraged to contact Trooper Greg Dube at 603-223-8490 or by email at greg.dube@dos.nh.gov.

   
 
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