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For Immediate Release
March 23, 2020
For more information contact:
Trooper Emmanuel Francois

Serious Motor Vehicle Accident, Interstate 93 South, Londonderry

photo of the accident

On Monday March 23, 2020 at approximately 07:50 a.m., State Police Troop B Troopers responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a fire in the area of the Exit 5 Southbound onramp of Interstate 93 South. A roadside investigation revealed that a 2015 Mazda CX-9, driven by;

Rijiena Rongieu
44 years of age
Manchester, NH

was traveling South on Interstate 93 when it exited the Exit 5 off ramp. After traveling down the off ramp the Mazda crossed all lanes of Route 28 and then entered the Exit 5 on ramp. The Mazda traveled a short distance along the ramp until it veered off to the right side and struck a tree. Upon striking the tree, the Mazda quickly caught on fire. Trooper Emmanuel Francois arrived on scene and was able to extinguish the fire with several fire extinguishers. Rongieu was entrapped in the Mazda for a period of time before Londonderry Fire and Rescue were able to extricate her. Rongieu was then flown by a medical helicopter from the scene to Mass General Hospital in Boston, MA with life threatening injuries. State Police were assisted at the scene by the Londonderry Fire Department and the DHART Medical Helicopter Unit.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to contact Trooper Emmanuel Francois at the New Hampshire State Police – Troop B Barracks at 603-223-4381 or by email at


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