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For Immediate Release
September 26, 2016
For more information contact:
Probationary Trooper Brett Parenteau
(603) 223-8490

Motor Vehicle Accident, Derry Road, Chester

On September 26, 2016, at approximately 7:44 pm, Chester Police and Fire responded to a two vehicle head on crash on Derry Road in Chester. At approximately 8:17 Chester Police requested assistance from State Police. Troopers from the New Hampshire State Police-Troop A barracks, Troop B barracks, as well as a member of the CAR team responded to assist.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2009 Pontiac Vibe being driven by Helen Schwoerer, age 51, of Point Pleasant, NJ, was traveling east on Derry Road in Chester. For reasons that are still under investigation, the vehicle appeared to cross the center line and struck a 2002 Ford F150, traveling west on Derry Road, being driven by 17 year old male with two passengers.

Helen Schwoerer was transported to Parkland Medical Center then air lifted to Mass General Hospital. The three occupants of the F-150 were transported to the Parkland Medical Center. The extent of all of the injuries are still unknown.

Derry Road was closed in both directions for approximately 3 hours while Troopers conducted their investigation and the vehicles were removed.

Assisting the New Hampshire State Police Troop A at the scene were the New Hampshire State Police CAR Team, Chester Police, and Chester Fire.

This accident remains under investigation by Probationary Trooper Parenteau. Anyone with information pertaining to this collision is asked to contact Probationary Trooper Parenteau, NH State Police/Troop A at (603) 223-8490.

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