17-year-old Ramsie Taylor was killed when a dump truck struck her vehicle Wednesday morning ~ Photo courtesy of Ossipee Police
OSSIPEE, NH – A car accident in Ossipee took the life of a 17-year-old girl yesterday morning. Ossipee Detective-Sergeant Robert J. King Jr. said that at 7:14am police responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Routes 28 and 171.
Police said a dump truck being driven by 61-year-old Joseph Goodrow of Alton was headed north on Route 28 when it struck a Chevy Cobalt driven by Ramsie Taylor of Wolfeboro as she entered the intersection from Water Village Road. Authorities said Taylor was killed upon impact.
Investigators said that speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors.
Investigators with state police are checking the truck for mechanical problems as they try to figure out what happened.
Kingswood Principal Guy Donnelly told the Conway Daily Sun that Taylor was a senior at Kingswood regional High School, and they will have counselors available for students who need them.
Ossipee Town officials said the crash should never have happened, noting that they have been lobbying the state to fix the intersection for years.
WMUR-TV reports that there have been 65 milti-vehicle accidents at that intersection, including multiple fatalities since 2010.