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For Immediate Release
August 27, 2020
For more information contact:

Trooper Andrew Goulet
603-679-3333
Andrew.Goulet@dos.nh.gov

Tractor Trailer Rollover, Interstate 93 North/293 North , Manchester, NH

booking photo of the rollover

On Thursday august 27th ,2020 , at approximately 1357 hours, Troopers from New Hampshire State Police Troop B, and Troop G, along with Manchester Fire/ EMS responded to a crash involving a tractor trailer and a Jeep Cherokee on the ramp from Interstate 93 north in Manchester, to Interstate 293 north. Dispatch advised that the tractor-trailer was on its side, blocking the left lane of travel.

Initial reports indicated that tractor-trailer was traveling on the ramp from Interstate 93 southbound to Interstate 293 northbound, when it lost control on the wet roadway. The tractor-trailer crossed over the grass gore, and entered onto the ramp from Interstate 93 North to Interstate 293 north. The tractor trailer then struck the Jeep Cherokee that was already traveling on that ramp, pushing it into the guardrail on the left side of the roadway. After the impact with the Jeep, the tractor-trailer rolled onto its side, blocking the high-speed lane.

The operator of the Jeep, identified as :

Tyler VANDEVENTER
Age: 27
Manchester , NH

was transported by Manchester Fire to the Elliott Hospital, with minor injuries.

The operator of the tractor trailer, identified as;

Bhakta THATAL
Age 42
Concord, NH

was transported by Manchester Fire to Catholic Medical Center for evaluation.

Preliminary investigation indicates that THATAL was traveling at an unreasonable speed for the existing conditions and this was the major contributing factor in this crash.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact TR. Thomas Skafidas at 603-227-2147.

As a result of the collision and subsequent investigation, the ramp from Interstate 93 north to Interstate 293 north was shut down for approximately 3 ½ hours. During that time, Troopers worked feverishly, to redirect all other motorist that were stuck on the ramp back toward Interstate 93 North.

Troop B Troopers were assisted at the scene by the State Police Commercial Vehicle Unit (Troop G), the Manchester Fire Department and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.

   
 
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