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For Immediate Release
April 1, 2017
For more information contact:
Trooper Timothy Berky

Tractor Trailer Crash, Interstate 95, Hampton

On Friday, April 1, 2017, at approximately 0528 hours, Troopers assigned to the New Hampshire State Police Troop A barracks responded to a report of a motor vehicle rollover involving a tractor trailer on Interstate 95 north in Hampton. Upon arrival, Troopers encountered the tractor and fully loaded trailer rolled onto the driver's side facing in a southeasterly direction. The tractor trailer unit was blocking lanes 1, 2 and 3, while lanes 4, 5 and 6 remained open in the area of the crash.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Unit #1, a 2015 Freightliner Cascade, being operated by Jose Fenandes, age 34 of Chelsea, MA, was driving northbound in lane #2 when Mr. Fernandes lost control of the vehicle due to unreasonable speed combined with the snow covered roadway. The trailer of Unit #1 began to rotate clockwise, pulling both the trailer and tractor portion over onto its side.

Mr. Fernandes was transported by Hampton Fire and Rescue to the Exeter Hospital, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Due to the placement of the TT unit in the roadway, Lanes 1, 2, and 3 were shut down for 3 hours while the crash was investigated and the TT unit was removed from the roadway. Traffic continued to flow through the area of the crash via lanes 4, 5, and 6.

The New Hampshire State Police were assisted at the scene by members of Hampton Fire and Rescue and NH Department of Transportation. The TT unit was removed from the scene by Al's Automotive of Exeter.

The cause of this crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact Trooper Timothy Berky, New Hampshire State Police, Troop-A, at (603)223-8490.

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