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For Immediate Release
February 27, 2017
For more information contact:
Trooper Brett Parenteau

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident, Route 16, Dover

On February 27, 2017, at approximately 11:48 pm, New Hampshire State Police, Troop A received a report of a motor vehicle crash on Route 16 northbound in Dover. The vehicle was described as being off the road into the trees in the area of mile marker 13.6. Troopers responded and found a single motor vehicle into the tree line with heavy front end damage, and the operator was deceased.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016 Ford Fiesta, being driven by Jacqueline C. McKay, age 71, of Rochester, NH, was traveling north onto Route 16, in the City of Dover, when for an unknown reason, she lost control of her vehicle and skidded off the roadway and crashed into the tree line.

McKay was pronounced deceased at the scene by a member of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

A small section of the right travel lane of Route 16 northbound was closed for approximately 2 hours as Troopers conducted their investigation and the vehicle was removed.

Assisting the New Hampshire State Police at the scene was Dover Fire Department.

Speed and alcohol do not appear to be a factor.

This crash remains under investigation by Trooper Brett Parenteau. Anyone with information pertaining to this collision is asked to contact Trooper Parenteau, NH State Police, Troop A, at

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