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For Immediate Release
August 9, 2016
For more information contact:
Trooper Michael Catalfamo
(603) 223-8697

Motor Vehicle Road Rage Caught on Camera, Interstate 89, Grantham

damage to Volkswagon

On Tuesday August 9, 2016 at approximately 7:28 a.m. (0728 hours) the New Hampshire State Police Headquarters was notified of a motor vehicle collision located on Interstate 89 Northbound at Mile Marker 48 in the Town of Grantham, New Hampshire.

Trooper Michael Catalfamo of Troop – D and Trooper Michael McLaughlin of Troop–C responded to the crash location. Upon arrival the at-scene investigation revealed a white 2014 Volkswagon Jetta, was traveling northbound on I89. Simultaneously a white 2003 Ford Explorer was also traveling northbound on NH I89 behind the 2014 Volkswagon.

For unknown reasons at this time the operator of the Ford Explorer passed the Volkswagon , and then merged back in front of the Volkswagon while braking. The Ford Explorer struck the Volkswagon which caused the Volkswagon to lose control and strike a bridge abutment where a DOT construction crew had been working.

As a result of this the operator of the Volkswagon and a child passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The operator of the Ford Explorer fled the scene. This incident was caught on video and an arrest warrant for the operator of the Ford Explorer is pending.

Assisting on scene were members of the NH State Police Troop C Barracks, NH DOT, Grantham Fire & Rescue and Lebanon Fire / EMS.

At this time the crash investigation is being handled by the State Police Troop - D. Anyone that may have further information related to this crash is encouraged to please contact Trooper Michael Catalfamo at (603) 223-8697 or by email at

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