Debris Caused Delays on 93 Last Thursday

Police are asking for information about a crash that occurred on Interstate 93 near Exit 2. Troopers from New Hampshire State Police Troop B, Troop G and Salem Fire and Police responded to accident at about 1:15 PM, which caused major delays on I-93 south on Thursday. The initial investigation revealed a Chevy Suburban that was towing a camper was traveling in the left lane of the highway when it lost control.

The Suburban spun, crossed into the travel lane, and struck the guardrail. As the vehicle was striking the guardrail, a Kenworth tractor-trailer unit collided with the camper. The collision caused the camper to break apart and spread debris across the highway.

The driver of the Suburban, Faith Hanney, 70, along with the passenger, John Hanney, 77, both from Meredith, NH, were transported Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence, MA. They both were suffering from non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Kenworth, Thomas Darcy, 56, of South Boston, MA, was uninjured and did not require medical attention.

Mr. Darcy attempted to avoid the vehicles by braking and moving his truck towards the passing lane, however, he was unable to do so. Drugs and alcohol have been determined to not be a factor in the crash. Speed and unsafe lane change were factors, however. No charges are being brought forward at this time.

If anyone has more information or witnessed this accident, they are urged to contact Trooper Jeffrey Tenczar at 603-271-1154.