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Woman, 22, dies in Meredith crash

A 22-year-old woman died early yesterday morning in a rollover in Meredith, according to the police.

The woman, Meredith Bergeron of Moultonborough, is a Belmont High School graduate, according to a family member.

The police said the accident happened about 2:36 a.m. on Route 25 when Bergeron, traveling eastbound, lost control of her 2005 PT Cruiser and hit an unoccupied car parked in a driveway.

Meredith police Officer Robert Nedeau said that second vehicle was pushed into a wooded area while Bergeron’s car rolled over and back into the roadway, coming to rest in the westbound lane.

Bergeron, who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene, the police said.

Nedeau said the crash remains under investigation, and officers are still unsure what caused it. But he said speed may have been a factor.

Bergeron’s half-brother, Rich Bergeron, said he believes she was driving home from her job at a Meredith nursing home and fell asleep at the wheel. He described her as a “free spirit” who loved horses, studied religion in college and hoped to travel the world.

(Tricia L. Nadolny can be reached at 369-3306 or or on Twitter at @tricia_nadolny.)

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