Nashua father arraigned after crash that killed son
The teen, Kobe Huynh of Auburn, Maine, had been suffering from a terminal illness. He died at the scene of the crash Friday night on the F.E. Everett Turnpike in Merrimack.
According to a police affidavit filed by Trooper Gerard R. Ditolla, an odor of alcohol was detected while medical aid was being provided to the elder Huynh. Ditolla visited Huynh in the intensive care unit at Elliot Hospital in Manchester and confirmed that Huynh smelled like alcohol, according to court documents.
Police said Nghia Huynh was driving a 1998 Mitsubishi 3000 south on the turnpike when he "lost control of the vehicle and struck the median barrier," causing his vehicle to overturn and rest on its roof in the northbound lane.
Then, a 2011 Ford Focus driven by Patricia Poliquin, 55, of Bradford hit the passenger side of Elsner's vehicle, according to police.
Messages were starting to accumulate on Kobe's Facebook page on Monday, after word spread about his tragic death.
"You were just beginning to explore the world and laugh ... but today you are in your true home and hugging Jesus. You were with us for too short of time," posted Bobby Ramos Jr. "You gave us joy and wonder of life."
He will be back in court on March 3 for a probable cause hearing.