Apr 15, 2016 7:47 PM
NASHUA — Police have released new information on the massive crash that closed down Everett Turnpike in Nashua between exits 4 and 5 Friday, causing traffic to be backed up for miles.
Early Friday afternoon, police got reports regarding a carjacking that had happened on Main Street. Moments later, it was reported that the hijacked vehicle had crashed. The driver, and alleged hijacker, has been identified as Jonathan J. Calvin, 31 of Nashua.
It was also reported that a woman who was being a good Samaritan stopped to help Calvin after the crash, and upon doing so, was assaulted then stabbed by Calvin, according to police. Calvin then proceeded to steal the woman's car and ended up taking off in her vehicle.
Shortly thereafter, Nashua Police located Calvin's whereabouts which led to a car chase with police after Calvin. Calvin then fled southbound into Massachusetts where troopers from the Massachusetts State Police identified the vehicle and attempted to stop it as well. He then reversed directions and subsequently traveled northbound on the Everett Turnpike back into New Hampshire where he caused an eight-vehicle collision.
Calvin was ejected from his vehicle and fought with officers as they arrested him. He is facing multiple charges from both the Nashua and New Hampshire State Police.
Of the eight vehicles involved in the collision, three people were taken to area hospitals to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Everett Turnpike northbound in the area of exit 4 was closed for approximately 2 ½ hours as traffic was diverted off the exit 4 northbound off-ramp. The incident is under investigation.
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