Reckless driver causes multiple accidents on I-93

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NH State Police

LONDONDERRY, NH — On March 23 at approximately 4:18 p.m. Troopers from the New Hampshire State Police, Troop B Barracks in Bedford received simultaneous reports of a motor vehicle rollover on Interstate  93 north near Exit 5, and a hit-and-run accident on the Exit 5 on-ramp to interstate 93 north. As Troopers were responding to the area, additional calls came in advising that a male subject was walking from the crash scene and was waving his hands aggressively at motorists stuck in traffic. 

Trooper John Tyo arrived on scene and confronted the 32-year-old man from Plainville, Mass., later identified as Raymond Faucher III, who had been walking in the middle of the highway.  The man refused to comply with all verbal commands and quickly became combative. As Trooper Tyo struggled to place Faucher in custody, several motorists got out of their vehicles to assist.  Officers from the Londonderry Police department arrived on scene to assist and shortly thereafter Faucher was placed in handcuffs. The Londonderry Fire Department transported Faucher  to Parkland Medical center for further evaluation.

Troopers determined that Faucher entered Interstate 93 Northbound from the Exit 5 on ramp, where he sideswiped one vehicle driven by Tannie Grogan, 48, of Bedford. 

Faucher fled from that scene and continued onto Interstate 93 North, weaving in and out of traffic at which time he struck a vehicle driven by Patricia Richardson, 71,  of Deerfield.

Faucher then lost control of his vehicle and side-swiped another vehicle which was operated by Jeffrey Shaw, 48, of Epping. Faucher’s vehicle then started to rotate and eventually struck an additional vehicle operated by  Norman McEllrath, 48, of Goffstown. Faucher’s vehicle subsequently rolled and came to final rest on its roof in the right lane.  

Londonderry Fire and EMS responded to the crash scene and the highway was shut down for approximately 60 minutes while the occupants from the other vehicles involved were evaluated.  As a result of this incident McEllrath was transported to the Elliot Hospital for further evaluation and treatment for a possible head injury.

The incident is currently under investigation and anyone with information pertaining to this incident is urged to contact Trooper John Tyo at (603) 223-4381 or by email at John.Tyo@dos.nh.gov.