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For Immediate Release
October 28, 2016
For more information contact:
Trooper Anthony Cattabriga
(603) 271-1162

Tractor Trailer Crash/Fuel Spill

photo showing jacknifed tractor trailer

On October 28, 2016 at approximately 8:14 a.m., the New Hampshire Police responded to a crash involving tractor trailer and a small passenger vehicle on I-93 northbound in Bow. The tractor trailer jackknifed, which caused it to leak large amounts of diesel fuel onto the roadway near the I-89 junction.

The 2007 Peterbilt, which had a 48-foot empty tanker trailer In tow, was driven by Nicolas Briere, 22, of Quebec. It had been traveling northbound on I-93 at the time of the crash when it encountered congested traffic. Briere could not slow his vehicle accordingly and struck a Toyota Rav 4 in front of him, which was occupied by a family of three. No injuries were reported.

There lanes on the northbound side of the highway were shut down for over three hours. Traffic was allowed to pass by slowly in the breakdown lane during cleanup, which was supervised by the Department of Environmental Services.

Briere was issued a summons for Following Too Closely.

This crash is currently under investigation by New Hampshire State Police, Troop D in Concord by Trooper Anthony Cattabriga. Anyone who has any information regarding this incident is asked to contact state police at 603-271-1162.

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