Fatal Accident Remains Under Investigation

Two-Vehicle Collision Claims 3 Lives

On Thursday May 3, at approximately 1:50 p.m., New Hampshire State Police Communications received a call regarding a two-vehicle collision in Cornish.  The New Hampshire State Police were on-call for Cornish at the time of the collision, and the Plainfield Police Department was requested to respond until Troopers could arrive on scene.  Once on scene, it was determined that a head on-collision had occurred between a 2005 Ford Taurus with three occupants and a 2017 International 1300FBC, registered to Loomis Armored US LLC. The driver was identified as Robert Santos by the NHSP in a release tonight. 

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The New Hampshire State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction (CAR) Unit was called to investigate this collision.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the Taurus was northbound on Route 12A when it came into the southbound lane.  The Loomis Truck was unable to avoid a collision, and the two vehicles collided.  All of the occupants of the Taurus received fatal injuries as a result of this collision, said the NHSP in the release.  The driver of the Loomis truck, and his passenger, received no injuries.  Route 12A was closed for a number of hours as a result of this collision.  The New Hampshire State Police CAR Unit was assisted on scene by the Cornish Fire Department, Windsor Fire Department, Plainfield Police Department, Claremont Police Department, New Hampshire State Police Troop C, and New Hampshire State Police Troop G.   

This collision remains under investigation at this time.  The identities of the occupants of the Taurus are being withheld, pending next of kin notification. 

Anyone who may have further information related to this crash is asked to please contact Trooper Michael McLaughlin at 603-223-8855 or email at michael.mclaughlin@dos.nh.gov.


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