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For Immediate Release
March 24, 2017
For more information contact:
Staff Sergeant Victor G. Muzzey

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash, Colebrook

On October 7th, 2016 at 19:54 hours, the Colebrook Police Department was dispatched to a single motor vehicle crash on Piper Hill in the Town of Colebrook NH. NH State Police also responded to assist at the request of the Colebrook Police Department.

Preliminary on-scene investigation revealed that a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse operated by Nathan Mills age 26 of Stewartstown NH had been traveling west on Piper Hill Road when his vehicle left the travel portion of the roadway and struck some trees coming to rest on its side. The passenger of the vehicle Jonathan Flanders age 31 of Stewartstown NH was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash. Mr. Nathan Mills was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for his injuries.

Units assisting the Colebrook Police Department at the scene included personnel from the New Hampshire State Police-Troop F, New Hampshire State Police-Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit, Colebrook Fire Rescue and 45th Parallel Ambulance Service.


On March 23, 2017, Nathan Mills was arrested on the charges of Negligent Homicide, Aggravated DWI, and DWI – Subsequent. He was released on $20,000 PR bail and is due to appear in the 1st Circuit, Colebrook District Court on May 18, 2017.

At this time speed and impairment are believed to be factors in the crash; however, all aspects of the crash remain under investigation by the C.A.R. Unit. Anyone that may have further information related to this crash are being asked to contact Trooper Daniel Quartulli at 603-223-8993.

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