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Three people die in crashes over weekend

Union Leader Staff
September 24. 2017 9:46PM
Douglas Elliott, 35, of Colebrook died after crashing this pickup truck Saturday night in Columbia, state police said. (New Hampshire State Police)

COLUMBIA — State police said a Colebrook man was killed when he lost control of a pickup and struck a tree on Saturday — the second deadly crash to occur in the Granite State over the weekend.

Douglas Elliott, 35, was driving a 2010 Chevy Silverado on Carleton Hill Road around 7:30 p.m. Saturday when he crossed the roadway and hit a tree on the westbound shoulder, state police said in a news release.

Elliott was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 10-year-old passenger was flown to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, state police said.

State police said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact Trooper Ryan Short at (603) 223-8996.

Two Vermont residents, Michelle J. Fenimore, 20, of Brownington, Vt., and her passenger, Nicholas Carpenter, 18, of Coventry, Vt., died Friday night after a head-on collision on Route 10.

The two were in a Volvo S80 heading south around 11:15 p.m. when a Hyundai Sonata driven north by Kristin Lake, 22, of Sharon, Vt., drifted into the Volvo’s lane, according to state police. Police said Fenimore tried to avoid the oncoming car but the two vehicles collided head-on.

Fenimore and Carpenter were pronounced dead at the scene.

Lake suffered minor injuries and was arrested on two counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated and negligent homicide, state police said. She was released on $50,000 personal recognizance and will be arraigned on Oct. 3 in Newport’s district court.

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