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Barnstead driver takes out Dover road sign with truck boom, police say

  • A 1990 International logging truck damaged a sign on the Spaulding Turnpike on Friday, Sept. 9, 2017, police said. Courtesy



Monitor staff
Monday, September 11, 2017

An unsecured boom on a logging truck damaged a road sign mounted to a bridge overpass on the Spaulding Turnpike this past weekend.

The boom – an extendable arm used to move heavy equipment – was attached to a 1990 International logging truck, which was traveling north Saturday under the “Dover Downtown” sign and the bridge, New Hampshire State Police said. Police responded to the Spaulding Turnpike between exits 7 and 8 about 12:10 p.m., according to reports.

The driver of the truck, Eric Corliss, 45, of Barnstead was not injured in the crash, and there were no other injuries reported, police said.

A section of the road was closed for several hours so crews could remove debris and state officials could inspect the bridge.

Police ask anyone with information about the crash to contact Trooper Timothy Sawyer at 223-8490.