Fatal Accident on Route 4 Reported

Road was Closed for Several Hours

The New Hampshire State Police reported that on Thursday March 8, at approximately 5:50 a.m., the Lebanon Police Department responded to a collision involving two vehicles on Route 4, Dartmouth College Highway, in the area of number 418.  The crash was determined to involve a fatality, at which time the Grafton County Attorney’s Office was notified.  At the request of the Grafton County Attorney’s Office, the New Hampshire State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction (C.A.R.) Unit was requested to respond to the scene.  Upon arrival, the New Hampshire State Police C.A.R. Unit assumed control of the investigation with the assistance of the Lebanon Police Department.

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According to the NHSP, this collision involved a 2001 Chevrolet 3500 dump truck style vehicle which was operated by Andrew Kannler, age 48, Grafton, NH.  The second vehicle involved was a 2017 GMC Sierra pickup truck which was operated by Robert Rogers, age 58, of Enfield, NH.  

Initial investigation on scene indicated that the Chevrolet dump truck lost control and struck the front of the GMC Sierra causing fatal injuries to Rogers, said the NHSP.  The investigation is ongoing to reconstruct the events of the crash and determine why the collision occurred.

Due to the collision, Route 4 in the area was closed for approximately four hours, and traffic was diverted around various detours.  The New Hampshire State Police CAR Unit was assisted on scene by the Lebanon Police Department, Enfield Police Department, the Lebanon Fire Department, and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.

 At this time it does not appear that impairment was a factor in this crash, reported the NHSP in a press release. However, all aspects remain under investigation, said the department.  Anyone who may have further information related to this crash, please contact Trooper Daniel Quartulli at 603-223-8993 or email at daniel.quartulli@dos.nh.gov.


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