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For Immediate Release
June 6, 2019
For more information contact:
Troop F

Fatal Motorcycle Accident, Pinkham Notch

On Thursday June 6, 2019 at around 2pm, the NH State Police received a call from E-911 reporting an accident involving a single motorcycle in Pinkham Notch just north of the Jackson town line. E911 reported the driver had possible serious injuries. Within minutes of the call, Jackson Police were able to respond to the scene. State Troopers responded shortly thereafter.

Jackson Police found the driver:

Norman Groleau
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Age 71

over a steep embankment to the south of the road in an area that was difficult to access for emergency personnel. Fire and EMS units from Gorham and Jackson responded to the scene to assist, as did the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.

Emergency Personnel were able to get to GROLEAU and stay with him until they were able to get him up the embankment. This process took about 45 minutes. Once the driver was brought up to the road, he was immediately taken to Memorial Hospital in Conway, where he was airlifted to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine with possible serious but unknown injuries.

Early on June 7, 2019, the NH State Police were notified that GROULEAU had died from his injuries while at the hospital.

The accident is still under investigation and the cause is unknown at this time. Anyone with information on the accident is asked to call the NH State Police, Troop F at 603-846-3333 or email at

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