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For Immediate Release
July 19, 2019
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NH State Police Troop A

Commercial Motor vehicle crash, Route 16 Portsmouth

photo of the 2 vehicles involved in the crash

On July 19th at approximately 0616, the New Hampshire State Police Troop A and Troop G were dispatched to a reported collision involving both a commercial vehicle and a passenger vehicle. The collision occurred at mile marker 1 on Route 16 south in Portsmouth.

The commercial vehicle, a 2006 Ford E350, operated by Kevin Lapointe age 50, of Milton, NH collided with a 2015 Nissan Frontier, operated by Stephanie Auclair age 50, of Rochester, NH. Mr. Lapointe was attempting to change lanes and failed to yield to Auclair's vehicle. A collision ensued with both vehicles leaving the roadway and striking a large highway sign. Mr. Lapointe's commercial vehicle rolled onto its side.

Minor injuries were reported and one patient was transported to Portsmouth Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The NH DOT and National Wrecker responded to the scene and the right hand lane of Route 16 was closed for over an hour while the commercial vehicle and its contents were cleared from the shoulder.

An inspection of Mr. Lapointe's commercial vehicle was conducted by NH State Police Troop G and violations for failing to wear a safety belt as well as no record of duty status were cited on the inspection.

Any witnesses to the collision are encouraged to contact NH State Police Troop A at 603-223-8490.

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