Two airlifted following early morning Hooksett crash
HOOKSETT - A well-travelled road was closed for nearly five hours early Sunday after a severe accident resulted in two people being airlifted from the scene.
The crash occurred at 5:22 a.m. on Hooksett Road, just north of College Park Drive.
Police said Ryan Dawson, 31, of Chichester, was airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital and 70-year-old John Wayne Beard of Little Rock, Ark. was transported by helicopter to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston after Dawson's black Saab reportedly crossed into the other lane and struck Beard's Chevy HHR.
A passenger in Beard's vehicle, Gloria Jean Beard, 67, also of Little Rock, was taken to Concord Hospital with less severe injuries.
Police are awaiting an update on the status of all three people.
Traffic was detoured onto University Circle while emergency personnel attended to the scene and police investigated the crash. The State Police technical accident reconstruction unit assisted.
Hooksett Road was reopened at 10 a.m. The crash remains under investigation.