November 13. 2013 11:46PM

Police say SUV was overloaded with roofing shingles in fatal I-93 accident

WINDHAM -- A 54-year-old Weare man died after losing control of his Jeep Liberty -- which police said was overloaded with roofing shingles -- on Interstate 93 north near Exit 3 Wednesday night.

State police said Donald Galligan first struck a guardrail on the left side of the highway in the area of the Windham Scales just after 7 p.m. The SUV veered to the right across both lanes of travel, then shot back to the left and crashed into the left-side guardrail.

Galligan was thrown from the 2004 Jeep. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Trooper James Powers said Galligan was not wearing his seat belt.

Both lanes of I-93 north were closed and traffic was directed through the northbound scales for about three hours.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call Trooper Powers at New Hampshire State Police Troop B, 223-4381.