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For Immediate Release
June 20, 2019
For more information contact:
Trooper First Class Brian Ross

Serious Motor Vehicle Crash, Route 107, Raymond, NH

On Wednesday, June 20, 2019 at approximately 1:59 p.m., Raymond Police Department was notified of a serious motor vehicle crash on Route 107 in the area of Lilac Lane in Raymond, NH. Upon arrival they discovered that a 2015 Jeep Cherokee was traveling southbound when it rear ended a 2010 Toyota Corolla, pushing it into the northbound lane. At the same time a 1999 Sterling Dump Truck was traveling northbound and collided with the Toyota that had been pushed into its lane. Upon their arrival, Raymond Police identified the 3 operators of the vehicles. The operator of the Jeep was identified as Cassandra Allder, age 32 of Epping, NH. There was also an infant child in the rear seat. Neither the operator nor infant appeared to have any injuries. The operator of the Toyota was identified as Nelson Ashberger, age 41 of Raymond, NH. He was transported to Eliot Hospital in Manchester with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The operator of the Sterling Dump truck was identified as Phillip Darbe Jr., age 60 of Sandown, NH. He also did not appear to have any injuries. Due to the seriousness of the crash Raymond Police requested that the New Hampshire State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction, (C.A.R.) Unit handle the investigation.

Based upon the initial on-scene investigation it appears the operator of the Jeep Cherokee was momentarily distracted and crashed into the rear of the Toyota Corolla pushing it into the opposite lane of travel.

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction, (C.A.R.) Unit was assisted on scene by members of Troop A, Troop G as well as the Raymond Police and Raymond Fire and EMS. Due to the collision, Route 107 in the area of Lilac Lane was closed for approximately 4 hours.

At this time it appears that driver distraction was a factor in this crash, however all aspects remain under investigation. Anyone that may have further information related to this collision, or who witnessed this collsion are encouraged to contact Trooper First Class Brian Ross by email at or at 603-223-8652.

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