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Police identify drivers in fiery Epping crash

Union Leader Correspondent

July 21. 2016 12:12PM
No serious injuries were reported in this crash on Route 125 in Epping Wednesday evening. (Jason Schreiber/Union Leader Correspondent)

EPPING — Police have identified the drivers involved in a crash Wednesday evening in which five teens crawled out of their car as a fire broke out.

According to police, Christopher Sarzynski, 17, of South Berwick, Maine, was driving a 2006 Hyundai Tucson with four teenage passengers when the car collided with a 2007 Honda Pilot driver by Ariana Tallberg, 38, of Fremont.

Both vehicles were traveling southbound on Route 125 at the time of the crash.

Police said Sarzynski’s car was in the right lane and Tallberg in the left when Sarzynski made a sudden hard left turn at the intersection to make a U-turn.

Tallberg’s car hit the driver’s side of Sarzynski’s car, which rolled on its passenger’s side, police said. The engine compartment caught fire but the teenagers were able to crawl out of the car.

Sarzynski and Tallberg suffered what appeared to be minor injuries and were taken to Exeter Hospital by Epping Ambulance.

The four teenage passengers were not hurt.

No charges have been filed, police said.

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