Police: Witness saw driver inject heroin before South Beech Street crash

Chief Willard confirmed that a witness reported seeing the driver shoot heroin before the crash.

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Scene of an accident on South Beech St. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings

MANCHESTER, NH – Two people were seriously injured in a crash on South Beech Street Wednesday involving a tractor-trailer in which the driver and occupant of the other vehicle were found unconscious due to a suspected heroin overdose.

Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard confirmed to WMUR that a witness of the accident reported seeing the driver shoot heroin just before the crash.

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The crash happened at about 12: 30 p.m. when a car traveling north on South Beech Street struck a tractor-trailer that was parked and unloading on the side of the road, facing south out of the travel lane. The driver of the truck was inside the trailer and uninjured, according to WMUR.

Both the driver and passenger of the vehicle were revived at the scene by first-responders using Narcan. Both occupants were cut from the wreckage and transported from the scene with what were described as serious injuries.  

Manchester Police and New Hampshire State Police are investigating the details of the crash.

Editor’s note: The time of the accident has been updated.

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