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For Immediate Release
October 19, 2017
For more information contact:
Trooper Jason Yarosz
(603) 223-8494

Motor Vehicle Crash, Main Street, Keene

On October 19, 2017 at approximately 7:28 PM New Hampshire State Police – Troop C was requested to respond to a motor vehicle crash on Main Street in the City of Keene, involving a Keene Fire Truck.

Investigation revealed Firefighter Jeremy LaPlante was traveling southbound on Main Street in a marked 2003 Ford F-350 Keene Fire Department Brush Truck, with the emergency lights on responding to a reported brush fire.

Bifang Cai, age 36 of Keene was traveling southbound on Main Street in a 2008 BMW X5. As the brush truck approached the BMW, the brakes failed causing the truck to rear end the BMW. Damage was minimal and there were no injuries. The BMW was able to be driven from the scene; while the brush truck was towed due to the equipment failure.

Anyone with additional information related to the crash is encouraged to contact Trooper Jason Yarosz at (603) 223-8494.

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