A multi-car crash in Merrimack killed one and sent others to the hospital in the overnight hours Sunday into Monday. The crash resulted in the closure of the F. E. Everett Turnpike for more than four hours as officials investigated the crash. According to authorities, the person killed in the crash was an 18-year-old male who was pronounced dead at the crash site.
Emergency personnel were dispatched to the southbound lanes of the highway around 9:17 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 17. A Toyota Avalon being driven southbound lost control, hit the center divider and came to a rest just south of Exit 10. The occupants of the vehicle got out to assess the damage.
When the occupants of the Avalon were assessing the damage, a Subaru Legacy driven by a 32-year-old man crashed into the car and its occupants. One of the occupants from the Avalon, the 18-year-old man, was killed by the impact. He was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders.
The highway was closed for more than four hours by the New Hampshire State Police as their crash reconstruction team collected evidence. Firefighters and police officers from the town of Merrimack responded to the crash with police from Nashua and the Nashua Fire Rescue crew.
The accident is still under investigation by the New Hampshire State Police. No charges have been filed and it is not clear if alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash.
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Source: NH1, "NH Highway Open After Overnight Crash Kills 1 Teen, Sends Several to Hospital," Dec. 18, 2017