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Manchester driver dead in crash on I-293

MANCHESTER — New Hampshire State Police Friday said a city man who died after his SUV hit a guardrail on Interstate 293 was apparently unconcious when the SUV entered the highway at about 9:15 a.m.

The man who died was identified as Edward Wells, 59.

He was alone in the vehicle.

State police said Wells was unresponsive and was taken to Catholic Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Wells was driving a 2002 GMC Envoy that struck a guardrail in the northbound lane between Exits 6 and 7 and came to rest on its roof. Wells was not wearing a seatbelt.State police said witnesses reported the Envoy was traveling west on Front Street when it veered across the road, traveled through an uphill grass median and struck a guardrail, which caused it to vault onto Interstate 293, coming to rest on its roof in the left lane.

Police said roadway evidence supports the initial conclusion about the crash and speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Trooper Mark Suttmeier at the New Hampshire State Police Troop B barracks 666-3333.


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