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For Immediate Release
September 26, 2017
For more information contact:
Trooper First Class Greg Dube
(603) 223-8490

Serious Motor Vehicle Crash, Route 125, Kingston

On Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at approximately 3:53 p.m., the Kingston Police Department was notified of a serious motor vehicle collision on Route 125 in the area of 68 Route 125 in Kingston. Due to the seriousness of the crash they requested the assistance of the New Hampshire State Police-Troop A. Troopers along with Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the scene to assist and found two vehicles involved in the middle of Route 125. One of the vehicles involved was identified as a 2015 Dodge Ram van operated by Alvin Lightner, age 60, of Rollinsford, New Hampshire. He sustained life threatening injuries in the collision and was transported to a Boston area hospital by Med-Flight. The other vehicle involved was identified as a 2008 Toyota Tacoma and was operated by John Gatti, age 59, of Plaistow, New Hampshire. He was transported to Portsmouth Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Based upon the initial on-scene investigation, it appears that the Dodge Ram van was pulling out of a business on the west side of Route 125. At the same time the Toyota Tacoma pickup was traveling southbound on Route 125. The Toyota pickup struck the Dodge van in a T-bone fashion crash.

At the request of the initial responding units, the New Hampshire State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction, (C.A.R.) Unit responded to the scene. The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction, (C.A.R.) Unit was assisted on scene by members of the New Hampshire State Police-Troop A, the Kingston Police Department, the Kingston Fire and Rescue Department. Due to the collision, Route 125 in this area was closed for approximately 4 hours.

At this time the cause of this crash and all aspects remain under investigation. Anyone that may have further information related to this collision, or who witnessed this collsion, are encouraged to contact Trooper First Class Greg Dube at 603-223-8490 or by email at

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