Fatal crash on I-93 claims life of 23-year-old city man

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MANCHESTER, NH — State police are investigating a fatal accident early Sunday which claimed the life of a Manchester man.

On Oct. 7, 2018, at approximately 12:45 a.m., Trooper D. Roger of the New Hampshire State Police Troop B barracks in Bedford, responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on the Interstate 93 North ramp, from I-293 South. It had been reported that a vehicle had lost control and crashed into the woods. Trooper Roger located the vehicle on its roof and against a tree. The vehicle was described as a green 1998 Jaguar XJ-8. The operator was identified as Christopher Gonzales, 23, of Manchester.

Gonzales was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The preliminary investigation indicates that he  failed to negotiate the left-hand curve of the roadway and lost control of the car. Speed is a factor, however all aspects of the incident remain under investigation. The ramp was closed for approximately two hours while Troopers worked on the scene and traffic was diverted onto I-93 South.

Assisting New Hampshire Troopers from Troop B were members of the Manchester Fire Department and EMS as well as members of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to contact Trooper D. Roger at the New Hampshire State Police – Troop B Barracks at 603-223-3849.