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For Immediate Release
November, 30, 2018
For more information contact:
Trooper Lauren Hervieux
(603) 223-8490

Motor Vehicle Collision, Route 101 East Off-Ramp, Hampton

On Friday November 30, 2018, at approximately 3:59 a.m., Troopers from the NH State Police-Troop A barracks responded to the report of a head-on collision on the Route 101 east off-ramp to I-95 in Hampton.

Upon arrival, Troopers observed a 2016 Ford Escape and a 2017 Honda CRV on the Route 101 east off- ramp that leads to the Hampton side tolls. Preliminary investigation revealed that the Ford Escape was initially driving northbound on Interstate 95 and had taken Exit 2 toward Route 101 and the Hampton side toll. As the Ford Escape proceeded through the tolls, it drove through the orange traffic dividers, crossed into the opposite lanes of travel, and drove in a westerly direction, the wrong way onto the Route 101eastbound off ramp. As the Ford Escape drove the wrong way on the ramp it collided head-on with the Honda CRV, which had initially been traveling on Route 101 east, and had exited properly onto the off-ramp for I-95 and the toll plaza.

The Route 101 east off-ramp was closed for approximately one hour. Traffic was diverted to exit 13 on Route 101, with minor traffic delays resulting.

The operator of the Ford Escape was identified as Lorraine Ward, age 42, from Newburyport, MA. Ms. Ward was not injured in the collision. She was charged with Reckless Operation, and she was issued a summons to appear on January 10, 2019 in the 10th Circuit, District Division-Seabrook.

The operator of the Honda CRV was identified as John Syqowski, age 55, from Sandown, NH. Mr. Syqowski was transported to Portsmouth Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The NH State Police were assisted at the scene by the Hampton Police and Fire Departments, Dave's Garage and Dana's Towing.

Anyone with information pertaining to this collision is asked to contact Trooper Lauren Hervieux, NH State Police-Troop A at 603) 223-8490, or via email at

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