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Alcohol not a factor in fatal Raymond crash

Union Leader Correspondent

October 08. 2013 12:18PM

RAYMOND - Police have determined that a young driver killed in a car accident Saturday was not under the influence of alcohol.Alcohol was found in 18-year-old Leeann Bergeron's Ford Explorer, but police said they are confident Bergeron was not under the influence.Police responded to the rollover crash on Route 27 near the Riverbend Condominiums around 1:16 a.m. Saturday.The car crashed into a guardrail after crossing the center line, and three of the four occupants were ejected. The one person who remained inside the car was the only one wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and suffered only minor injuries, police said.Shannon Hamel, 19, of Raymond, was treated and released at Elliot Hospital in Manchester. Chanelle Fuller, 18, of Raymond, was transported to Exeter Hospital with serious injuries.Bergeron succumbed to her injuries after she was taken to the hospital. Police said a third occupant, identified as Haydn Reese, 20, of Epping, fled the scene before police and fire crews arrived.The accident remains under investigation.

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