I93 Fatal Accident Shuts Down Highway in Londonderry

Thursday, August 23, 2012 1:30 PM Update

The driver of the vehicle involved in the collision was Griffin George age 28 of Derry, New Hampshire. At this time no criminal charges are anticipated. The investigation is on going.

Original Story

At approximately 4:34 PM yesterday, August 22, 2012, Londonderry Police, Londonderry Fire, and Troopers from NH State Police Troop B responded to a motor vehicle vs pedestrian accident on Interstate 93 northbound at mile marker 12.6. Police officers from the Londonderry Police Department were first on scene within minutes. A DHART helicopter was standing by for assistance, but was canceled after the accident was determined fatal.

Traffic was backed up for miles as crews worked the accident scene on Interstate 93. Image by Cory Nader.

This map depicts Exit 4 of Interstate 93. The accident occurred just north of the Exit, at mile marker 12.6, on the northbound side of the highway.

Early investigations determined that a 14 year old male had exited a vehicle that had stopped in the emergency breakdown lane on I-93 northbound. After exiting the vehicle, he was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound. The male juvenile was pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no other injuries in this accident.

Traffic was heavily congested at the time, as I-93 northbound was closed down for a period of time. NH DOT assisted in routing traffic off of I-93. Traffic was opened up for travel in the breakdown lane until the scene was cleared. The NH State Police Technical Accident Reconstruction Unit assisted in the investigation at the scene. Both the Londonderry Police Department and the Londonderry Fire Department also assisted at the scene.

This accident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call Trooper Christopher Cummings at NH State Police Troop-B at 223-4381.

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