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Oct 8, 2014 8:13 AM

Multi-vehicle collision in Campton, NH, closes down highway after cranberry spill


CAMPTON - A four-vehicle crash shut down portions of I-93 on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.

State police received a call around 9:15 p.m. about an accident involving two tractor-trailer trucks and a car.

At the scene, troopers found a fourth vehicle also involved.

Troopers said the driver of a tractor-trailer truck carrying I-beams was unable to slow down during a curve in the road and struck a tractor-trailer with a load of cranberries.

The I-beams in the truck being driven by Mario Lemieux,46 of Quebec, went through the cab of the vehicle and into the second truck being driven by Laurent Poisson, 64, also of Quebec, police said.

Cranberries from the truck spilled onto the roadway, causing a car being driven by Kegan O'Neil, 17, of Holderness, to lose control and become stuck under the bed of the cranberry truck, police said.

The driver of a fourth vehicle, Christopher Bennett, 36, of Concord, also hit debris, causing him to crash, police said.

Lemieux was transported to Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth with lacerations to his head. No other injuries were reported, police said.

Emergency crews were on scene until 3 a.m.

No charges are being filed at this time.

Troopers from Troop F and Troop G are investigating the accident. State Police were assisted at the scene by Campton-Thornton Fire Department, Campton Police Department, Thornton Police Department, Plymouth Ambulance, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation and Kirks towing.


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