Charges Pending in Accident that Injures 3 Month Old Baby

On September 16, 2012 at approximately 11:32 AM, Troopers from the NH State Police, Troop B responded to a reported motor vehicle crash on Interstate 93 southbound near mile-marker 19 in the City of Manchester.

Preliminary investigation reveals that while traveling southbound, a 2001 Chevy minivan operated by Karlene Cloutier, age 53 made an unsafe lane change from the right side inside lane to the adjacent lane to her left which was occupied by a 2000 Chevy pickup truck driven by Guillermo Pacheco-Marquez, age 22.

To avoid colliding with the pickup truck, Ms. Cloutier then moved back into her lane of travel, but it was not before Mr. Pacheco-Marquez made an evasive maneuver to his left to avoid crashing with the minivan.  This maneuver than became an over correction and caused Mr. Pacheco-Marquez to leave the left side of the roadway where the Chevy pickup rolled over multiple times.

Mile marker 19 on the map is the approximate location of the accident on the southbound side of Interstate 93.

Also in the pickup truck at the time of the collision were a female passenger, unknown identification at this time, and her three-month old baby.  All three occupants were ejected from the vehicle.  They were transported to the Elliott Hospital where they continue to be treated for their injuries.  Mr. Pacheco-Marquez suffers from multiple broken bones and internal injuries, the female passenger has minor injuries, and the infant suffers from a broken arm.  At this time, it does not appear as though the adult occupants were wearing their seatbelts and the infant was not properly secured in the car seat.

The Manchester Fire Department assisted at the scene.  The left lane of I-93 was closed for approximately 30 minutes while the occupants were medically treated.


The female passenger in pick up and mother of the three month old is identified as: Elizabeth Ponce, age 21.  She suffered a fractured shoulder during the crash and is expected to be released from the hospital today.  Her three month old daughter sustained a broken arm as well as having blood in the brain area and is expected to remain in the Hospital for several more days.  The driver of the pickup, Mr. Pacheco-Marquez is expected to remain in the hospital while he recovers from his injuries: several fractured vertebrae, fractured sternum and fluid in one his lungs.

As of this date, this case remains under investigation and charges will be pending.


Underage Drinkers and Two DUI Accidents in Police Logs

Police Log for 12/16/10 – 12/22/10

Londonderry Police received a call from the area of the Kendall Pond Apartments at 1:25 AM on December 18. The caller was reporting that his daughter’s car alarm went off and when she reset it, they saw about 10 to 15 kids run. The “caller also stated that he saw a male staggering through the parking lot and that he can hear car doors open and close.” It was unknown if the kids were going through vehicles. Officers responded and found an underage drinking party. Eighteen year old Aubrianna Gutierrez, of Londonderry, was arrested and charged with Facilitating a Drug or Underage Alcohol House Party.

Two accidents were caused by intoxicated drivers during this week of police logs. The first occurred on December 17 when Manchester Police requested assistance from Londonderry Police at about 10:45 PM. Manchester PD asked Londonderry to check the area of the residence of the registered owner of a vehicle. The report indicates that the “vehicle operator believe to be intoxicated and hit a couple of vehicles while leaving the Mall of New Hampshire.” Londonderry Police checked the area of the residence but were unable to locate the vehicle. Shortly after, a Londonderry Officer found the vehicle near the airport, “through the fence-line.” The operator was not with the car, but was found by Manchester police at the Triangle Mall. The operator was transported to Elliot Hospital and the vehicle was towed. No further information was made available.

The second of the accidents occurred near the intersection of Melody Lane and Rockingham Road here in town. An officer reported witnessing the accident, which was a rollover, at just after midnight on the evening of December 19. The officer did state that “both parties out of vehicle and appears to be okay.” Field Sobriety Tests were given and one was taken into custody. Philip Johnson, 22, of Derry, was transported to Parkland Medical Center for a voluntary blood withdrawal, and the passenger was given a courtesy ride home to Derry. Johnson was subsequently arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Liquor, Driving After Revocation or Suspension, Open Container of Alcohol, and a Yellow Line violation.

Also during this week of police logs, the first snow hit Londonderry. To read about the 20 accidents around town during this storm, read First Snowfall Causes Several Local Accidents.

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