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Drivers killed in Canterbury, Loudon crashes

A motorcyclist died after an accident on Route 106 in Loudon yesterday evening, while another person lost her life in a crash on Interstate 93 North in Canterbury.

The interstate crash occurred at about 4:42 p.m., according to a press release from the state police. It involved a rollover just north of Exit 18.

According to the state police, a BMW sedan went off the left side of the highway, struck a large rock and rolled over several times, landing on its roof. The driver, an 82-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. She was alone in the car.

Her name was being withheld until family members had been notified. The accident did not appear suspicious, the police said.

The Loudon crash occurred at about 5:40 p.m., according to Loudon Fire Chief Rick Wright. The driver of a motorcycle involved in a crash with a car died. There were no other injuries in the crash, which occurred at the intersection of Staniels Road and Route 106, Wright said.

Route 106 was closed for several hours last night as officials cleared and investigated the accident.

The motorcyclist’s identity was not released yesterday.

Wright referred further questions to the Loudon Police Department. An officer at the station last night said he was not authorized to answer questions about the accident.

Legacy Comments2

I lost my husband at this intersection on June 21,2011. Others have died here. Concord Monitor reported at that time it was one of the most hazards intersections in Loudon. I know that what happened to my husband now was not what was reported to the news paper at the time. And this was painful when other walked up to me in my time of grief and said things like “He should not have been passing that car” “ He should have been watching the intersection more closely”. This is not what happened According to three witnesses that did not know either family at the time the driver suddenly came out of the road and was not looking at all, that she would have cause crashed with the car that was heading southbound if she had not been involved with the crash that killed Richard Follansbee. She was a left hand turn driver who did not take the time to look, pulled out and cut my husband off. He was going five miles an hour less than posted speed limit, had on a helmet, had the right of way, riding his ,motorcycle on the high part of the road were he was most visible and had on his day time running lights. His motorcycle was a full dress Harley. The size that the State Police drive, I have often wondered what would have happened if instead of my husband it was a Police Officer that was the victim. She was not sited, and has had no consequents for her actions. The witnesses who confirmed that my husband was passing a “White SUV” were friends of hers on Facebook at the time. Lets all support this family through their grief by not stating false statements, blaming the motorcyclist, and giving them support as they grieve and if needed, justice for their lost loved one. I have had it explained to me that there is no law that states the Law Enforcement Society does not have to enforce the Law. It is at their discretion. And for the sake of all of our safety who travel this road that we insist that our state adds lights to this intersection. Mrs Richard Follansbee AKA Wanda S Follansbee

When will they consider putting a light at that intersection? Two fatalities in a year is two too many as far as I'm concerned.

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