Nov 2, 2016 9:24 AM

Driver in fatal Salem car crash charged with negligent homicide, found with heroin

SALEM — Salem police arrested a Hampstead man in connection to a deadly car accident Tuesday on Route 111.

Police said Todd Gurley, 45, of Hampstead, was driving a 2010 Honda Accord when he hit a Kia, killing a 69-year-old Atkinson woman who was driving the vehicle.

READ: 3-vehicle crash in Salem leaves woman dead, man with life-threatening injuries

When Gurley hit the Kia, it was pushed into a east bound lane on 111 where it collided with a 1993 Toyota Camry traveling eastbound, police said. The two occupants of the Toyota were were seriously injured, police said.

Police charged Gurley with negligent homicide, aggravated DWI causing serious injury, DWI, driving after suspension, falsifying physical evidence and failure to stop at a stop sign. Police said they also found heroin in his possession.

Gurley was held without bail overnight in the Rockingham County jail. Gurley is scheduled to be arraigned by video at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Salem district court.

The names of the dead woman and the people in the Toyota have not been released at this time.

Police are still investigating and ask anyone with information to call the Salem Police Department at (603) 893-1911.

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