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For Immediate Release
May 1, 2017
For more information contact:
Trooper First Class Greg Dube
(603) 223-4381
greg.dube@dos.nh.gov

Motor Vehicle Fatality, NH Route 4, Northwood

On Monday May 01, 2017 at approximately 13:53 p.m. (1353 hours) the Northwood Police Department, was notified and responded to a multiple motor vehicle crash located on NH Route 4 (just east of Denmark Drive) in the Town of Northwood, New Hampshire.

Upon arrival the at-scene investigation revealed a beige 2005 Toyota Avalon operated by Merilyn Walker, age 81 of Strafford, NH, was traveling eastbound on NH Route 4. Simultaneously a silver 2005 Dodge Caravan was traveling westbound on NH Route 4 operated by Peter Hutchins, age 45 of Hillsboro, NH.

For unknown reasons at this time the beige 2005 Toyota Avalon crossed over the solid double yellow center line and into the path of the silver 2005 Dodge Caravan.

As a result of this collision, the operator of the beige 2005 Toyota Avalon suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The operator of the silver 2005 Dodge Caravan suffered life threatening injuries and was transported via ground to an area hospital while the passenger in the silver 2005 Dodge Caravan Peter Hutchins, age 25 of Epsom, NH, also suffered life threatening injuries and was transported via ground to an area hospital.

Assisting on scene were members of the Northwood Police Department, NH State Police Troop A Barracks, Northwood/Epsom/Pittsfield Fire & Rescue & EMS Crews, and finally the NH Fish & Game.

At this time the crash investigation is being handled by the State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Unit (C.A.R. Unit), with assistance from the Northwood Police Department. Anyone that may have further information related to this collision is encouraged to please contact Trooper First Class Greg Dube at (603) 223-4381 or by email at greg.dube@dos.nh.gov.

   
 
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