MILTON, NH – There was a fatal car accident in Milton last night. According to New Hampshire State Police at around 9:55pm an SUV driven by 44-year old Dianne Jenner, of East Wakefield, was headed north on Route 125 near exit 18 when she lost control of the vehicle . The Mitsubishi Endeavor left the roadway and rolled over stopping about 50 feet from the road.
Jenner’s passenger 58-year-old Donald Thomas also of East Wakefield was ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Jenner only sustained minor injuries in the crash and was transported to Frisbee Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
After an initial investigation Police arrested Jenner at the hospital and charged her with aggravated driving while under the influence.
The accident is still being investigated, but police did say that alcohol appears to be a major factor in the crash.
the New Hampshire State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction, (C.A.R.) Unit responded to the scene. They were assisted on scene by members of the New Hampshire State Police-Troop A, the Milton Police Department, the Milton Fire and Rescue Department, as well as The Office of the State Medical Examiner. Due to the collision, Route 125 in this area was closed for approximately 4 hours.
Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is encouraged to contact state Police at 603-223-8490.