New Hampshire State Police responded to a report of a three car accident on Interstate 93 North in Salem at approximately 4:00 p.m. Friday.
The operator of a 2005 green Jeep Liberty, 53-year-old Stanley Syrek, of Nashua, caused the accident. While operating the Jeep with a minor inside, Syrek began overdosing on heroin, which caused him to lose control of the vehicle and crash into the Exit 1 off-ramp sign, police said.
The vehicle then continued moving north and crashed into the rear of a second vehicle, which then crashed into the rear of a third vehicle.
When the Salem Fire Department arrived at the scene, they found that Syrek was in desperate need of medical attention. They were able to revive him, and Syrek was transported to Holy Family Hospital in Metheun, Massachusetts.
Syrek will be charged at a later time with driving under the influence of drugs, endangering the welfare of a child, possession of narcotic drugs, and transportation of narcotic drugs.