Police Search for Suspect of Hit and Run in Salem
New Hampshire State Police are looking for help finding the driver involved in a hit and run accident last night. According to the police, the vehicle was traveling the wrong way on the off ramp of Interstate 93 when it struck a woman’s car, pushing her down an embankment.
Police say the woman, identified as Kristie Crowley, 25 of Waltham, Massachusetts, was exiting the highway shortly after 8 PM last night. Crowley was leaving the highway at Exit 2 in Salem, New Hampshire. She was operating a 1997 Chevy Cavelier when a Ford pickup truck struck her vehicle head on. Crowley’s vehicle was pushed off the roadway and down the embankment. The operator of the truck continued onto I-93, still in the wrong direction, took a u-turn, and fled the scene southbound into Massachusetts.
Kristie was transported to Holy Family Hospital in Methuen and was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Witnesses described the vehicle as a dark colored Ford Pick-Up with a rack or tool rack in the bed of the truck. There should also be heavy front-end damage to the truck.
Anyone with information concerning this accident is encouraged to call Trooper Matthew Lapierre of New Hampshire State Police Troop-B in Bedford.
At approximately 4:13 PM yesterday, New Hampshire State Police Troopers responded to the scene of a single car accident in the southbound lane of Interstate 89 just south of the Sutton Rest Area. As a result of the collision, the highway was shut down and one patient was airlifted to the hospital.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers found the vehicle on the right side of the interstate. The vehicle, a 2000 Nissan Sentra, had collided into a tree. The driver and only occupant, 48 year old Lisa Brenna of Bradford, New Hampshire, was seriously injured.
Investigation into the crash revealed that Brennan was traveling southbound on I-89 when she struck the guardrails on the left side of the highway. The vehicle then traveled to the right side, exited the highway and struck the tree.
Police temporarily shut down Interstate 89 to allow the DHART helicopter to land on the highway. Brennan was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital for her injuries. Brennan’s vehicle sustained heavy front end damage and police believe alcohol may be a contributing factor but are still investigating.
New Hampshire State Police were assisted by several local police and fire departments, including the New London Police, Warner Police, Bradford Police, Sutton Fire and EMS and Bradford Ambulance Service.