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Apr 15, 2015 10:19 AM

Police say driver in Seabrook hit-and-run caught after car overheats


SEABROOK - A Maine man who allegedly left the scene of an accident on Tuesday morning was located after his car overheated, stranding him in Salisbury, Mass.

State police said Mark Boisvert, of Wells, Maine, came up behind and hit a Hyundai Santa Fe driven by 59-year-old Thomas Winward while both men were heading south on Interstate 95. Winward's car spun out and hit the guardrail, police said. A witness told police that Boisvert stopped briefly in the breakdown lane but then continued on.

According to police, the witness followed Boisvert to Exit 60, where he stopped at a gas station off the exit. The witness then gave a detailed description of the car, a Jeep Cherokee, to police. Massachusetts police were notifed, but Boisvert left the area, police said.

Boisvert stopped a short time later at an auto body repair shop, also in Salisbury. Police said the car had overheated after losing engine coolant due to extensive front-end damage. Boisvert reportedly notified police of his location at that time.

The collision closed the high-speed lane on I-95 near Seabrook for about 45 minutes.

Police said the incident remains under investigation but that Boisvert is expected to face multiple charges. Anyone with information pertaining to this accident is asked to call either NH State Police Troop A at 603-223-8490.


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