ONE DEAD AFTER ALBANY PICKUP CRASH

by Christian Mower on February 23, 2012

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE POLICE SAY ICY ROAD CONDITIONS PROBABLY CONTRIBUTED TO A CRASH OF A PICKUP TRUCK IN ALBANY THURSDAY MORNING THAT KILLED ITS 27-YEAR-OLD DRIVER.

TROOPER JOHN CURRAN OF TROOP E IN TAMWORTH TELLS WMWV FM THE DRIVER WAS PASSING ANOTHER VEHICLE IN A NORTHBOUND PASSING ZONE ON ROUTE 16 WHEN HE LOST CONTROL AND RAN OFF THE ROAD’S SHOULDER INTO A TREE NEAR NICKERSON ROAD.

CONWAY FIRE AND RESCUE RESPONDED TO THE SCENE SHORTLY AFTER 6:30 A.M.

THE ROAD WAS PARTIALLY SHUT DOWN NEAR THE CRASH AND TRAFFIC WAS DIVERTED FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS.

CURRAN SAYS THE TRUCK’S AIRBAGS DEPLOYED BUT THE DRIVER WAS NOT WEARING A SEATBELT.

POLICE ARE WITHHOLDING THE VICTIM’S IDENTITY UNTIL HIS FAMILY CAN BE NOTIFIED.