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For Immediate Release
January 24, 2020
For more information contact:
Sgt. Daniel Brow
603-223-8494
Daniel.brow@dos.nh.gov

Enforcement Initiative Conducted Throughout the State to Reduce Commercial Motor Vehicle Crashes

photo of 2011 Chevrolet Impala

On January 26, 2020, at approximately 1:19PM, the Winchester Police Department responded to a head on motor vehicle collision, and subsequently requested the assistance of the New Hampshire State Police. Troopers from Troop C responded to the scene and conducted the investigation.

Investigation revealed that a 2011 Chevrolet Impala driven by

John Lafreniere
Age: 47
of Keene, NH

was heading northbound on Route 10 when it crossed the center line and struck a 1997 Ford dump truck head on. Lafreniere was killed as a result of the crash.

The dump truck was driven by

Joseph Green
Age: 25
of Keene, NH

and occupied by an adult female (age 25) and two children ages 5 and 6. Green and the other occupants received serious but non-life threatening injuries. They were transported to the Cheshire Medical Center by ambulance and later, Green and one of the children were transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical center by the DHART helicopter.

At this point in the investigation, speed does not appear to be a factor, however all other potential contributing factors are under investigation.

The New Hampshire State Police were assisted on scene by the Winchester Police and Fire Departments, Swanzey Fire Department and Winchester and DiLuzio ambulances.

Anyone with any further information on this crash is encouraged to contact Sgt. Daniel Brow at (603) 223-8494 or by email at Daniel.brow@dos.nh.gov.

   
 
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