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For Immediate Release
February 12, 2020
For more information contact:
Trooper Hawley Rae
Trooper Margaret Ready

State Police cruiser crash, Route 28 in Alton

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On February 12, 2020, at approximately 9:30 am, the Alton Police Department and State Police responded to a report of a two-vehicle motor vehicle crash involving a State Police cruiser on Route 28 in Alton. Upon their arrival on scene it was determined that Sergeant Russ Holmes, of the Troop E barracks in Tamworth, was traveling north on Route 28 when he slowed to make a left turn onto Old Wolfeboro Road. While Sergeant Holmes was stopped, and waiting for southbound traffic to clear, he was struck from behind by a 1996 Ford Ranger. The operator of the Ford Ranger was identified as Calvin Cheney, age 27, of New Durham, NH.

During the course of this investigation, CHENEY admitted to being distracted, as he was reaching for his cell phone just prior to the crash. This case is currently under investigation and charges may be forthcoming. CHENEY refused medical treatment and was released from the scene. Sergeant Holmes was transported to the Concord Hospital for evaluation of injuries resulting from this crash.

Anyone that may have further information related to this collision, or who witnessed this collsion are encouraged to contact Trooper Hawley Rae or Trooper Margaret Ready at 603-323-3333.

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