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Two serious crashes in Campton

CAMPTON - Campton police and Campton-Thornton fire rescue personnel responded to two serious crashes on Sunday.

The first crash occurred at about 12:30 a.m. on Route 175 near Perch Pond Road involving a Toyota RAV 4 operated by William Craig, 59, of New Hampton. Craig, who was alone in the vehicle, was unable to negotiate a 90 degree turn, The vehicle left the road and hit a sign, coming to rest against a large tree. Craig was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with serious injuries. Police believe speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.

At 11:30 a.m. Sunday police responded to a motorcycle crash on Route 175 just east of Winterbrook Road. The operator of the motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve and laid the motorcycle down. The driver, Kenneth Hasey, 54, of Alton, was not wearing a helmet and was thrown from the bike. Hasey was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock in critical condition. The crash is under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the accidents is asked to contact Campton police at 726-8874.


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