Derry woman killed in 5-car crash on I-93

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Scene of fatal crash on I-93 on Monday night.
Scene of fatal crash on I-93 on Monday night.

MANCHESTER, NH – A Derry woman is dead following a multi-vehicle crash Oct. 10 on I-93 near the 293 split in Manchester.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. New Hampshire State Police Troop B was notified of a multi-car crash just north of the split with Interstate 293, northbound. Prior to arrival on scene the reports indicated that there were multiple vehicles involved in the collision, and one, a Nissan Rogue, had rolled over and the operator was unconscious within the vehicle. Troopers responded, along with Manchester Fire Department, and AMR ambulance. They found that the operator of the Nissan Rogue, identified as Cynthia Perkins,  62, of Derry, was deceased.

A total of five vehicles were involved in the accident, including the one Perkins was operating, including: a Ford F350 which was operated by Scott Roystan, 50, of Hudson,  a Nissan Altima which was operated by Susan Gleason, 67, of North Easton, Mass.,; a Subaru Impreza operated by Jacob Evans, 25, of Somerville, Mass.; a Tesla Model S operated by Peter Cook, 48, and passenger Kelly Maddock, 37, both of Kingston, Mass.

A Derry woman perished in the crash.
A Derry woman perished in the crash.

Initial investigation indicates that the Ford F350 operated by Roystan was traveling southbound when it came upon slow moving traffic. Roystan was unable to stop his vehicle and collided with multiple other vehicles. Upon colliding with the Nissan Rogue operated by Perkins, the Nissan Rogue began rolling over prior to departing the paved surface of the roadway.

At this time the collision remains under investigation. It does not appear that impairment was a factor in the collision, however all aspects are still under investigation, including speed and/or distraction. As a result of the collision, Interstate 93 Southbound was restricted to the right two lanes for several hours as the left three were utilized to complete the investigation. The New Hampshire State Police were assisted on scene by the Manchester Fire Department, American Medical Response Ambulance, and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.

Any witnesses are encouraged to contact Trooper First Class Bryan Plamondon at 603-223-8677 or preferably at

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