Police: Driver inattention may’ve led to fatal Bethlehem crash

  • The NHSP Collision, Analysis and Reconstruction Unit investigated a crash in Bethlehem on Sept. 9. New Hampshire State Police

Associated Press
Published: 9/10/2019 2:29:42 PM

New Hampshire State Police say driver inattention may have led to a crash involving a logging truck and two vehicles that killed one person in Bethlehem.

The crash happened on Route 116 on Monday afternoon, just north of the Littleton town line.

Police said a northbound SUV had stopped to make a left turn into a driveway. A northbound tractor trailer hauling logs didn’t stop in time and rear-ended the SUV, which was pushed into the oncoming lane and collided with a van.

Police said a passenger in the SUV, 77-year-old Ellen Morrow, of Bethlehem, died. The driver, 83-year-old Donald Morrow, was hospitalized for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the van, Therese Chaloux, suffered apparent minor injuries. The driver of the tractor trailer wasn’t hurt.

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