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Sep 5, 2016 8:49 AM

Two seriously injured in ATV crash in northern NH mountain

CLARKSVILLE — An ATV rollover crash left two seriously injured on Bear Mountain in Clarksville.

An investigation by the Pittsburg Police Department determined that Zachary Lamson, 22 of Hillsboro, was operating an ATV on a private gravel road when he lost control, throwing himself and his passenger Rachel Locke, 19 of Hillsboro, onto the gravel surface on Sunday at about 8:40 p.m.

Lamson and Locke were transported to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) in Colebrook to be treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Lamson was immediately airlifted from UCVH to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebonan for further treatment.

Police say that the investigation revealed the probable cause of the rollover crash indicated that Lamson had been driving while under the influence. A search warrant application for blood evidence was applied for and granted to see if this was actually the case.

Neither Lamson or Locke were wearing helmets at the time of the crash, according to police.

Multiple charges related to the incident are pending as the crash remains under investigation.

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