NH teen killed in Andover crash

ANDOVER – A 19-year-old Londonderry, N.H., man died after a two-car crash at 4:12 a.m. on Interstate 93 northbound, south of Dascomb Road.

According to Trooper Kevin Bibeau of State Police Barracks in Andover, the teenager, whose name has not been released, was driving a 2001 Ford Taurus heading northbound when it exited the roadway to the left, onto the shoulder. The Taurus then corrected to the right, re-entered the highway, and then slid back off the road to left again, crossed the shoulder and collided with the center media. The force of the collision sent the Taurus back to the right, causing it to roll over and come to rest in the center lane of the highway.

It was then that a 2004 Dodge Dakota pickup truck traveling northbound in the center lane saw the Taurus on the roadway ahead. The Dakota’s driver, 51-year-old man from Bradford, applied his brakes but skidded into the Dakota, according to Bibeau.

The teenager was ejected from the Taurus at some point in the crash and preliminary investigation indicates he was not wearing a seat belt.

He was transported to Lahey Clinic in Burlington, where he was pronounced dead.

The Dakota’s driver was transported to Winchester Hospital with minor injuries.

The names of the victims are being withheld pending state police notification.

All northbound lanes on Interstate 93 were closed during the investigation. The road was partially opened by 5 a.m., with all lanes reopening by approximately 6:15 a.m.

The accident is being investigated by Troop A of the Massachusetts State Police, with the assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.

No other information was available.