New Hampshire

Man Trying to Cross NH Highway Is Struck by 3 Cars, Killed

Billy Slatton, 54, died after he attempted to cross Interstate 293 near Exit 7 in Manchester to get to a local gas station, New Hampshire State Police say

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A man who got out of a disabled car and then attempted to cross a New Hampshire highway to get to a local gas station died after he was struck by three cars late Saturday night, state police say.

Around 10:27 p.m., New Hampshire State Police responded to Interstate 293 north for a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian near Exit 7 in Manchester.

Billy Slatton, 54, of Deering, New Hampshire, was a passenger in a Toyota RAV4 being driven by 58-year-old Kimberly Slatton, police say. The car experienced unknown mechanical problems and became disabled in the breakdown lane on I-293, according to authorities.

As Slatton walked from the breakdown lane into the travel portion of the highway, police say he was struck by a BMW X5, a Chevrolet Trailblazer, and a Volvo XC90.

Slatton was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say all three drivers — 55-year-old Donald Tash Jr., of Center Barnstead, N.H.; 60-year-old Kevin Cotterly, of Concord, N.H., and 34-year-old Heather Allan, of Northwood, N.H. — remained on scene and are cooperating with the investigation.

No one else was injured in the incident.

Traffic was diverted off of Exit 7 onto Front Street while I-293 north was shut down for three hours following the crash.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Trooper Gillary Rosario at 603-223-8787.

The fatal crash remains under investigation.

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