New Hampshire

Ipswich Police Department Investigating Early Morning Crash

Two drivers were injured when a pickup truck collided with a sedan early Saturday morning in Ipswich.

At 1:19 a.m., the Ipswich Police Department responded to a report of a crash at 187 Linebrook Road, where they found a silver Chevrolet sedan with heavy front-end damage that was facing sideways in the middle of the road.

A Ford F-250 pickup truck was overturned onto its roof, off the side of the road in the woods. The truck's wheel axles were destroyed and the passenger cabin was nearly flattened.

A 28-year-old New Hampshire man that was driving was trapped inside. The man was conscious and was freed after nearly an hour by the Ipswich Fire Department and Action Ambulance Service.

The silver Chevrolet was being driven by a 28-year-old Ipswich man. The man was out of the car when officers arrived and spoke to them. Both drivers were taken to Beverly Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Their vehicles were towed from the scene.

A preliminary investigation shows that the truck driver appears to have veered across the traffic line and struck the car head-on. The crash remains under investigation and as of Saturday at 3:30 p.m., no charges or citations had been filed.

"I want to commend the police and fire personnel who worked for nearly two hours in frigid cold temperatures to extract the trapped driver and then work the investigation," Ipswich Police Chief Paul Nikas said. "They did an amazing job in bad weather conditions, which ensured that the trapped driver did not suffer any frostbite. He was treated for hypothermia due to extended exposure to the cold during the extraction. “

The crash remains under investigation. 

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