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For Immediate Release
September 21, 2017
For more information contact:
Trooper Ryan Short
(603) 223-88996

Fatal Motor vehicle crash, Carleton Hill Road, Columbia

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On September 23, 2017 at approximately 7:30p.m., a fatal motor vehicle crash occurred in the area of 312 Carleton Hill Road in the Town of Columbia, New Hampshire. The crash involved a single vehicle striking a tree. Members of State Police Troop F, the Colebrook Police Department along with Colebrook Fire and Rescue & 45th Parallel EMS personnel responded to the scene.

The operator of the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado, identified as Douglas Elliott, age 35 of Colebrook, New Hampshire was deceased at the scene. A 10-year-old juvenile was a passenger in the vehicle and was airlifted to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. The juvenile was determined to have non-life threatening injuries and is in stable condition.

New Hampshire State Police Troop F is investigating the collision. Preliminary investigation indicates that the 2010 Chevrolet Siverado was traveling eastbound along Carleton Hill Road, when the vehicle lost control and crossed the roadway striking a tree along the westbound shoulder of the roadway. Alcohol appears to have been a factor in this collision. The collision remains under investigation.

Agencies assisting members the New Hampshire State Police Troop F at the scene include the Colebrook Police Department, Colebrook Fire & Rescue, 45th Parallel EMS and New Hampshire Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Anyone that may have further information related to this crash, please contact Trooper Ryan Short at 603-223-8996 or email at

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