A Massachusetts man died and a woman suffered life-threatening injuries in a car crash Saturday on Interstate 93 in Thornton, New Hampshire.
New Hampshire State Police responded to the single-vehicle crash just before 1 p.m. on I-93 northbound.
Police say Richard Rosa, 56, of Lowell, was driving a Ford Explorer with his passenger, Marianne Rosa, 24, also of Lowell, when the SUV is believed to have suffered a malfunction to its rear tire, causing it to leave the roadway and crash into the wooded median.
Richard Rosa was ejected from the SUV during the crash, causing life-threatening injuries, police said. He was taken to Speare Memorial Hospital where he died.
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Marianne Rosa was critically injured in the crash. She was flown by medical helicopter to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon with what police believe are life-threatening injuries.
All aspects of the crash remain under investigation, including the cause. Anyone with information pertinent to this incident is asked to contact Trooper Derek Newcomb at 603-846-3333.
I-93 was closed for approximately 90 minutes following the crash.