Joseph Briere, 19, of Woburn, was killed last night when the SUV in which he was a passenger rolled over on southbound I-93 near Exit 3 in New Hampshire, New Hampshire State Police have confirmed.
He was taken by medical helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Briere was one of five young people from Woburn who were riding in the 1998 Isuzu Trooper, which police said was driven by Kyle Ahearn, 19. Ahearn and the other three passengers, Shshank Samual, 20, Ethan Ahearn, 15, and Patrick Raistrick, 18, were first treated by Derry Fire and Rescue, then taken by ambulance to area hospitals with what police described as non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said they responded to a call about a single-car rollover about 5:15 p.m. and found the SUV rolled over on its driver’s side, blocking both southbound lanes.
The investigation is ongoing; however it appears that the Isuzu Trooper left the right side of the roadway and struck the beginning portion of a guard rail causing the vehicle to roll back into the roadway, police said..
Interstate 93 south was closed for over an hour and rush-hour traffic was diverted off Exit 4 in Londonderry and rerouted to the north by way of an emergency crossover north of the collision scene. One lane remained closed for about two hours while troopers reconstructed the accident, gathered evidence and removed the vehicle and debris from the roadway. Troopers were assisted with traffic and clean up at the scene by Department of Transportation.