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For Immediate Release
November 23, 2016
For more information contact:
Trooper Bryan Plamondon
(603) 223-8490

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident, Rochester

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On November 22, 2016, at approximately 5:14 pm, Troopers from the New Hampshire State Police-Troop A barracks responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash on Route 16 in Rochester.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2015 Subaru Station-wagon, being driven by Eric Grabowski, age 51, of Middleton, NH, was traveling north onto Route 16, from the exit 16 on ramp, when his vehicle struck Kenneth Long, age 72 of Sanbornville, NH.

Long was traveling with his son, Christopher Long, age 52, also of Sanbornville, NH. on Route 16 in Rochester when a gas grill came out of the back of their pick-up truck. Long was in the roadway attempting to retrieve the grill when he was struck.

Long was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Grabowski was arrested for Driving Under the Influence.

Route 16 northbound was closed at exit 16 for approximately 4 hours as Troopers conducted their investigation and the vehicles were removed.

Assisting the New Hampshire State Police at the scene was the New Hampshire State Police CAR Unit, the Rochester Police Department and the Rochester Fire Department.

This crash remains under investigation by Trooper Bryan Plamondon. Anyone with information pertaining to this collision is asked to contact Trooper Plamondon, NH State Police/CAR Unit at

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