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Truck submerged in Winnipesaukee River in Tilton after crash 

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  • Charles Hibbert of Tilton took this photo of Tilton Fire and Rescue on the top of the truck that plunged into the Winnepesauskee River in downtown Tilton on Monday, June 18, 2018. CHARLES HIBBERT—Courtesy

  • Emergency personnel on top of the submerged truck that landed in the Winnepesaukee River in downtown Tilton on Monday. N.H. Department of Transportation



Monitor staff
Monday, June 18, 2018

A truck ran off the road and was submerged in the Winnipesaukee River in Tilton on Monday morning.

The cause of the accident is not yet known, but the driver was not injured, Department of Transportation officials said.

The grass-seeding truck was almost completely underwater on Route 3 in downtown Tilton at around 9:30 a.m., said Maria and Charles Hibbert, who live across the street and saw the truck when they left their home.

“You could only see half the truck, and you could just barely see there was a trailer attached,” Maria Hibbert said.

Hibbert said the driver of the truck was sitting on top of the cab of the vehicle with two rescue workers when she saw the accident. The truck had been removed from the river by 11:45 a.m., she said.

Westbound traffic was temporarily detoured via nearby Prospect and Academy streets while rescue workers removed the truck from the river, DOT officials said.