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Car strikes rolls down embankment, strikes tree in I-93 crash in Concord

A small truck flipped over an overpass on I-93 on Tuesday morning. 

(Courtesy)

A small truck flipped over an overpass on I-93 on Tuesday morning. (Courtesy)

A 36-year-old Boscawen man suffered minor injuries yesterday when his truck rolled over a guardrail and struck a tree along an embankment on Interstate 93 in north Concord, the state police said.

The incident took place shortly before 7 a.m., between exits 16 and 17. The police said the truck was hit from behind while traveling southbound by a 2008 Honda Accord that had drifted out of its lane. The driver of the Accord, 26-year-old William Swanson of Manchester, said he had momentarily taken his eyes off the road, the police said. The cause of the distraction was still being investigated.

The truck, a 2004 Ford pickup, veered to the left, jumped a guardrail and rolled down a hill and into the tree, the police said. The driver, Seth Danko, was treated on the scene and taken to Concord Hospital for a medical evaluation. Swanson was not injured and has not been charged at this time, the police said.

Emergency officials blocked off one lane of traffic and spent roughly two hours clearing the scene.

Any witnesses are encouraged to contact Trooper Charles George at 271-3636.

Me, me...were we texting or yapping on that cell phone?

Taking any bets on what the "distraction" that caused this was?

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