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

Motor Vehicle Crash, Church Street (Route 12) Walpole

On October 19, 2017, at approximately 8:41 PM, New Hampshire State Police – Troop C were requested to assist the Walpole Police department in investigating a motor vehicle crash involving a Walpole Police cruiser.

Investigation revealed that Officer Roger Landry was traveling southbound on Church Street in a blue 2015 Dodge Charger with his emergency lights activated, while responding to assist another officer on an unrelated incident.

Mason Lantz, age 16 of Charlestown, NH was pulling out of the parking lot of Lola's Pizzeria onto Church Street and pulling in front of the cruiser. As a result, the cruiser struck the rear driver's side door of Lantz's vehicle.

Officer Landry received minor injuries and Mr. Lantz was uninjured. Both vehicles were towed from the scene due to disabling damage. One lane of Church Street was closed for approximately two hours while the crash was investigated. State Police were assisted on scene by Walpole Police, N. Walpole Fire, Bellows Falls (VT) police and NH Fish & Game.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact Trooper Robert LaClaire at (603) 223-8494.

   
 
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