NH woman suffers serious injuries after crashing into traffic sign support beam
ROCHESTER — A woman had to be flown to the hospital by helicopter after driving off the Spaulding Turnpike and crashing into a support beam for an overhead traffic sign Saturday.
N.H. State Police said at about 6:48 a.m. they responded to a single-vehicle crash in the southbound lane between Exit 12 and Exit 13.
They found a 2007 Kia Sorento off the road and crushed up against the support beam.
The driver, Christy Marcoux, 35 of Ossipee, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to a hospital in Portland, Maine.
As a precaution the N.H. Department of Transportation was contacted to check the integrity of the traffic sign support beam. Police said the right travel lane was closed for approximately 45 minutes, but traffic was not impacted.
The cause of the crash is still being investigated, and police are asking anyone with information related to the crash to contact the N.H. State Police Troop-A Barracks at (603) 223-8490.