A New Hampshire man faces multiple charges after he allegedly led police on a wild, multi-state chase that ended in an eight-vehicle crash on the Everett Turnpike in Nashua.
Nashua police received a report about a carjacking that occurred on Main Street just before 2:30 p.m. Friday, and then a crash moments later on the Everett Turnpike between exits 4 and 5.
State police said a woman stopped to assist the driver, identified as Jonathan Calvin, 31, of Nashua, and when she did, Calvin stabbed her.
After stabbing the unidentified woman, state police said Calvin stole her car and fled the scene.
Calvin was located by police a short time later, and a pursuit was initiated. The car fled south into Massachusetts, where Massachusetts State Police tried to stop the vehicle.
New Hampshire State Police said Calvin reversed direction, and headed north back into New Hampshire and onto the Everett Turnpike, where he caused an eight-vehicle crash in the area of Exit 4 in Nashua.
Calvin was ejected from the car during the crash, and then fought with Nashua and state police as they tried to arrest him.
“There must have been 10 or 15 policeman it took, because he was wild,” witness Steve Roche told WMUR-TV. “There was blood all over him, a burst of adrenaline. He was trying to fight them all.”
Calvin faces multiple charges from both Nashua and New Hampshire State Police.
Of the people in the eight vehicles involved in the crash, three were taken to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The Everett Turnpike was closed for nearly two hours while the scene was investigated and cleared of debris that littered the roadway.
Anyone with information about the carjackings, stabbing, chase or crash is asked to call police.