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For Immediate Release
July 25, 2016
For more information contact:
Trooper First Class Michael J. Pelletier
(603) 223-8699

Motor Vehicle Fatality, Interstate 93 Southbound, Salem

On Monday July 25, 2016 at approximately 4:44 a.m. (0444 hours) the New Hampshire State Police-Troop B, Barracks was notified and responded to a single motor vehicle collision located on Interstate 93 (southbound, at mile marker 0.6) in the Town of Salem, New Hampshire just north of the Massachusetts state line.

Upon arrival the at-scene investigation revealed a light blue 1996 Honda Accord operated by Nicholas J. Cauchey age 22, of Derry, New Hampshire, was traveling southbound on Interstate 93. For unknown reasons at this time the operator lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway traveling several feet down the embankment before overturning and coming to rest in a cluster of trees.

As a result of this collision the passenger Ethan E. Hargreaves age 22, of Derry, New Hampshire suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene while the operator suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital.

Assisting on scene were members of the NH State Police Troop B Barracks, Salem Fire & Rescue, EMS Crews, and NH DOT.

At this time the crash investigation is being handled by the State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Unit (C.A.R. Unit). Anyone that may have further information related to this crash is encouraged to please contact Trooper First Class Michael J. Pelletier at (603) 223-8699 or preferably by email at

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