One dead in high-speed crash at Bedford Tolls

The lone occupant of the Saab was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Deadly crash site at the Bedford Tolls. Jeffrey Hastings/Frame of Mind Photo

BEDFORD, NH –  At approximately 6:30 p.m. on April 30, a grey Saab traveling south on the Everett Turnpike struck the toll booth, flipping over several times, as the driver was thrown from the vehicle. According to witnesses at the scene the vehicle approached one of the closed lanes at over 70 mph, striking the cement protection barrier. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The car broke in to multiple pieces, and items from the car were scattered across several lanes of the Everett Turnpike. 

The driver, a male, whose name was not yet released, was transported from the scene once the NH Medical Examiners office arrived. The accident is under investigation by NH State Police, Troop B.  No other cars appear to have been involved in incident, and there were several other motorists who pulled over and gave statements to police at the scene.
 

Toll workers witnessed the crash, but none were injured. Access to the Everett Turnpike was limited following the accident, but the highway remained open during the clean-up effort and ensuing investigation.

We’ll bring you more information as it becomes available.


Jeffrey Hastings is a freelance photojournalist and runs Manchester Information on Facebook.