Following a multi-vehicle crash involving a car carrying ammunition, one person was transported to the hospital after a major incident that caused flames on a key New Hampshire highway.
The crash happened close to mile marker 32.2 on Interstate 93 North in Bow at around 3:00 p.m., as detailed by New Hampshire State Police.
Preliminary findings revealed that a vehicle collided with the center median jersey barrier, rebounded and struck another car before veering into the woods and igniting.
One of the three individuals in the car suffered “significant but non-life-threatening” injuries and was hospitalized.
No one in the struck vehicle sustained injuries.
“As the fire escalated and several hundred rounds of ammunition in the vehicle started exploding, all northbound lanes of Interstate 93 were closed. The southbound lanes were also shut down,” stated the state police. “Firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after and managed to contain the fire, leading to the reopening of the southbound lanes. The high-speed lane on the northbound side was also reopened, but the other two lanes remained closed for a considerable period of time.”
New Hampshire State Police shared pictures on social media showing one of the cars involved engulfed in flames.
One of the occupants was apprehended on several warrants, and additional charges may be filed pending the crash investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Trooper Farmer at [email protected] or at (603) 227-0038.
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