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For Immediate Release
September 24, 2016
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Trooper Noah Sanctuary

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash, Route 12, Westmoreland

On September 24, 2016 at approximately 7:48 PM, Troopers from Troop C responded to a single vehicle rollover on Route 12 in the Town of Westmoreland, just north of Capron Road.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Lorrie J. Valentine Age: 52 of Walpole, NH was traveling northbound on Route 12, in a silver 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse when she lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle crossed over the southbound lane and went off the roadway, striking an embankment and flipping over. Valentine was the only occupant of the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash.

Speed and alcohol may be contributing factors, however the crash remains under investigation.

State Police were assisted on scene by the Westmoreland and Keene Fire Departments. The Walpole Police Department and New Hampshire DOT also assisted with detouring traffic while Route 12 was closed for approximately 2½ hours.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Trooper Noah Sanctuary by phone at (603) 223-8494 or by email at

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