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For Immediate Release
July 3, 2017
For more information contact:
Trooper Daniel Quartulli
(603) 223-4381

Motor Vehicle Fatality, Route 101, Candia

On Monday July 03, 2017 at approximately 2:21 p.m. (1421 hours) the New Hampshire State Police-Troop A, Barracks was notified and responded to a multiple motor vehicle crash located on NH Route 101 just east of exit 2 in the Town of Candia, New Hampshire.

Upon arrival the at-scene investigation revealed a red 2005 Chevrolet 1500 pickup operated by Maximillian Starkey, age 37, of Boscawen, NH, was traveling eastbound on NH Route 101 for unknown reasons at this time the operator failed to recognize traffic congestion ahead of him when he rear-ended a green 2017 Honda HR-V operated by Howard D. Johnson, age 72, of Raymond, NH.

This caused the green 2017 Honda HR-V to lose control and overturn striking a grey 2010 Mini Cooper operated by Jessica J. Drew, age 31, of Candia, NH.

As a result of this collision the operator of the green 2017 Honda HR-V (Howard D. JOHNSON) suffered life threatening injuries and succumbed to those injuries at an area hospital.

The operator and underage female passenger of the red 2005 Chevrolet 1500 suffered minor injuries while the operator of the grey 2010 Mini Cooper did not suffer any injuries.

Assisting on scene were members of the NH State Police Troop A Barracks, Auburn Police Department, Candia Fire & Rescue, EMS Crews, and NH DOT.

At this time the crash investigation is being handled by the State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Unit (C.A.R. Unit). Anyone that may have further information related to this collision is encouraged to please contact Trooper Daniel Quartulli at (603) 223-4381 or by email at

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