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For Immediate Release
July 29, 2018
For more information contact:
Trooper Kevin Dobson
(603) 679-3333
kevin.dobson@dos.nh.gov

Motor Vehicle Fatality, Route 88, Hampton Falls

On Sunday, July 29, 2018 at approximately 11:40 a.m., Troopers from the New Hampshire State Police Troop-A responded at the request of the Hampton Falls Police Department to Route 88 in the vicinity of Applecrest Farms to investigate a fatal single vehicle collision. Initial on-scene investigation revealed that a 2009 Nissan Altima was traveling west on Route 88 when it failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway striking a stand of trees off its northern shoulder. As a result of this collision the driver who is identified as, Jacob Raymond age 21 of Exeter, NH suffered fatal injuries as well as two of his passengers who are identified as, Sarah Frost age 18 of Exeter, NH and Stephen Hansen age 22 of Seabrook, NH. A third passenger identified as, Daniel Petruzzelli age 19 of Manchester, NH was transport to Portsmouth Regional Hospital for life threatening injuries.

Excessive speed appears to be a contributing factor however all aspects of this crash remain under investigation.

Investigators at this time believe the crash occurred during the evening of July 28th possibly as early as 6:30 p.m. but remained unreported as the vehicle was hidden from view of passing traffic due to the dense vegetation surrounding it. A passerby walking along the roadway first reported this crash at approximately 11:00 a.m. on July 29, 2018.

The New Hampshire State Police Troop-A were assisted at the scene by the NH State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit, the Hampton Falls Police and Fire Departments, as well as Al's Automotive & Truck Service Center.

Anyone with information pertaining to this crash is asked to contact Trooper Kevin Dobson of the New Hampshire State Police, Troop-A Barracks at (603)679-3333 or Kevin.Dobson@dos.nh.gov.

Update (08/05/2018)

On Saturday, August 4, 2018, Daniel Petruzzelli passed away at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital due to the injuries he sustained as a result of this collision.

Anyone that may have had contact with Jacob Raymond, Sarah Frost, Stephen Hansen, or Daniel Petruzzelli on July 28, 2018 is encouraged to contact Trooper Kevin Dobson of the New Hampshire State Police, Troop-A Barracks at (603)679-3333 or kevin.dobson@dos.nh.gov.

No further investigative details available at this time.

   
 
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