A double rollover on Interstate 93 kept one lane of the highway closed for more than an hour this morning. Both Londonderry Fire personnel and New Hampshire State Police Troopers responded to the rollover on 93 northbound. First on the scene, Londonderry Fire determined that two cars had rolled into the median in the area of mile marker 14, between Exits 4 and 5.
The call originally came in to the Londonderry Fire Department at about 8:44 AM this morning. Londonderry fire responded immediately and arrived within seven minutes. Londonderry Police were called in to assist with traffic, but were canceled when troopers from the state police arrived.
Jeffrey Banta, 55, of Melrose, Massachusetts, was driving one of the vehicles, a 2000 BMW. Edward Norton, 47, of Brockton, Massachusetts, was operating the other vehicle, a 2003 Ford Focus. Neither occupants sustained injuries during the crash.
Excessive speed appeared to be a contributing factor in the crash. Both drivers were issued citations. The left lane of the highway was closed while the vehicles were uprighted and removed from the road. According to the Department of Transportation, the lane was reopened at 9:51 AM.
The crashes are still under investigation. Anyone with more information or who witnessed the crashes are encouraged to call Trooper Jeffrey Tenczar at 603-223-8691.
Londonderry Factoid: a traffic camera is located near Exit 5 in Londonderry. The camera overlooks the highway, pointing south in the southbound side of Interstate 93. Click here for a live video feed of the camera and to view other local cameras.
Be sure to listen to the full audio fire coverage of the rollover. Keep in mind that some pieces of sensitive information, as well as long silent periods, may have been removed.