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For Immediate Release
July 27, 2016
For more information contact:
Trooper Michael McLaughlin
(603) 358-3333

Motor Vehicle Fatality, NH Route 12, Charlestown

On Wednesday July 27, 2016 at approximately 2:31 p.m. (1431 hours) the Charlestown Police Department was notified and responded to a motor vehicle collision located on NH Route 12 just south of Almar Street in the Town of Charlestown, New Hampshire.

Upon arrival the at-scene investigation revealed a white 2010 Harley Davidson Motorcycle operated by Glen L. Duchane age 61, of Springfield, Vermont, was traveling northbound on NH Route 12. Simultaneously an orange 2013 NH DOT International Dump truck operated by Christopher J. GARLAND age 35, of Alstead, New Hampshire was also traveling northbound on NH Route 12 ahead of the 2010 Harley Davidson Motorcycle.

For unknown reasons at this time the operator of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle attempted to pass the NH DOT International dump truck while it was attempting to make a left hand turn into a gravel pull off, this caused the Harley Davidson Motorcycle to strike the NH DOT International dump truck.

As a result of this the operator of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle suffered life threatening injuries in which he succumbed to those injuries hours later at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire while the operator of the NH DOT truck did not suffer any injuries.

Assisting on scene were members of the NH State Police Troop C Barracks, Charlestown Police Department, Charlestown Fire & Rescue / EMS Crews, NH DOT, Springfield Vermont Fire & Rescue and EMS Crews.

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 Michael McLaughlin at (603) 358-3333 or by email at

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