Beverage truck spill

A truck owned by Bellavance Beverage Co. tipped over on I-89 on Tuesday, spilling cases of beer onto the ground. (COURTESY PHOTO)

NEW LONDON — A beverage company's truck hauling numerous cases of beer tipped over on Interstate 89 on Tuesday, New Hampshire State Police said.

At approximately 6:34 a.m. the New Hampshire State Police, Troop D received a 911 call of a commercial motor vehicle rollover in New London near Exit 12A.

The weather at the time was a mix of rain and snow. There were multiple vehicle crashes reported in the area at the same time as this crash.

Police said the driver of a box truck for Bellavance Beverage Co., Thomas Harwood, 29, of Derry, lost control due to traveling too fast for the existing road conditions and struck another vehicle before driving off the roadway and overturning onto its side in the median.

Harwood was the sole occupant of the box truck.

The driver of the vehicle that was struck by the box truck was identified as Robert Boon, 65, of Hopkinton.

Both drivers were uninjured.

Due to the collision, the contents of the box truck  — many cases of beer — spilled into the median. The removal of the box truck and spillage of materials caused the left lane to be closed for several hours, police said.

New London Fire and Rescue, N.H. DOT and Duval’s Towing & Recovery company assisted state police at the scene.

Trooper First Class Scott Atherton of Troop G also responded to the scene to conduct a commercial motor vehicle inspection report.

The crash is still under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is encouraged to contact Trooper Kyle Cotnoir of the New Hampshire State Police at Troop D at (603) 227-0089.

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