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One killed, six injured in head-on collision in Pinkham Notch

PINKHAM NOTCH — One person was killed and six others injured in a head-on collision in Pinkham Notch Monday morning.

State Police said a Toyota Sienna caravan was traveling north on Route 16 near the Appalachian Mountains Club lodge when it crossed the center line and struck a Pontiac Grand Prix car traveling south. The driver of the Grand Prix was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the car was transported to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin and the driver and four passengers in the Toyota caravan were transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Conway.

The injuries of the six were not life-threatening, according to State Police.

The names of all those involved in the accident were withheld Tuesday afternoon pending notification of family members.

A press release issued by State Police said a 911 caller reported the two-vehicle accident at approximately 10:40 a.m. The cause of the accident is under investigation headed by Trooper Meredith Favreau. Anyone with information or who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Favreau at 846-3333.

Agencies assisting at the scene included the U.S. Forest Service, Gorham Fire Department and Rescue and the N.H. Medical Examiner's Office.


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