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For Immediate Release
April 30, 2017
For more information contact:
Trooper Eric Torrens
(603) 223-3622

Motor Vehicle Fatality, F.E. Everett Turnpike South at the Bedford Toll Plaza

At approximately 6:15 PM Sunday April 30th, NH State Police - Troop B received multiple reports of a serious motor vehicle accident on the F.E. Everett Turnpike South at the Bedford Toll Plaza. Witnesses reported that a vehicle struck the cement barrier at the entrance of the toll booth and rolled several times, ejecting the operator.

Responding Troopers determined this to be a single car motor vehicle crash involving a 2004 silver Saab sedan being driven by a single occupant who had sustained fatal injuries. The operator was identified as Zachary Mattson, Age: 22, Manchester, NH.

Three lanes of the F.E. Everett Turnpike were closed for several hours due to the collision investigation. Troopers were assisted by the Bedford Fire Department and the Department of Transportation (DOT).

The preliminary investigation shows that speed was likely a contributing factor in the crash, however all aspects of the crash continue to be investigated by NH State Police Troop B. Should you have any information pertaining to this incident please contact Trooper E. Torrens at 603-223-3622 or email him at

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