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For Immediate Release
January 9, 2017
For more information contact:
Trooper First Class Michael J. Pelletier
(603) 223-8699

Motor Vehicle Fatality, F. E. Everett Turnpike Southbound, Nashua

On Sunday January 08, 2017 at approximately 7:46 a.m. (0746 hours) the New Hampshire State Police-Troop B, Barracks was notified and responded to a multiple motor vehicle collision located on the Frederick E. Everett Turnpike (southbound, at mile marker 4.2) in the Town of Nashua, New Hampshire.

Upon arrival the at-scene investigation revealed a red 2016 Acura MDX operated by Bao Ming CHEN, age 44 of West Lebanon, NH was coming to a stop due to a traffic incident ahead of him when he was rear-ended by a white 2008 Ford Focus being operated by Samantha Cote, age 23 of Merrimack, NH.  The operator of the red 2016 Acura MDX got out of his vehicle where he was then struck by a Red 2004 Acura RSX operated by George Roeschlaub of Hudson, NH.

As a result of this collision the operator of the red 2016 Acura MDX suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at an area hospital, while the operator of the white 2008 Ford Focus suffered minor injuries and was also transported to an area hospital for treatment. The operator of the Red 2004 Acura RSX did not suffer any injuries. Assisting on scene were members of the NH State Police Troop B Barracks, Nashua Police Department, Nashua Fire & Rescue, EMS Crews, and NH DOT. At this time the crash investigation is being handled by the State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Unit (C.A.R. Unit). Anyone that may have further information related to this crash is encouraged to please contact Trooper First Class Michael J. Pelletier at (603) 223-8699 or preferably by email at

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