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Two dead after early morning crash in Littleton

Staff Report
July 09. 2018 10:21PM
A 1999 Audi struck a 2004 Mitsubishi SUV turning around in the road on Route 18 in Littleton around 4 a.m. Monday, state police said. (COURTESY)

LITTLETON — A Littleton teenager and a 60-year-old from Georgia died in a crash on Route 18 about an hour before dawn Monday, New Hampshire State Police said.

Brodie Leavitt, 19, was a passenger in a 1999 Audi sedan that was traveling southbound on the state highway when it struck a 2004 Mitsubishi SUV that was attempting to turn around in the road.

Leavitt, the front seat passenger in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV — Doresa Harrell, 60, of Georgia — died at Littleton General Healthcare, police said.

“Any fatal motor vehicle accident is tragic, especially those involving young adults in our community,” said Police Chief Paul J. Smith, who said he did not know Leavitt personally.

Three other people in the two cars were taken to Littleton General with serious injuries and later were transferred to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

They are Richard Maker, 23, of Littleton, the driver and owner of the Audi; an unnamed juvenile who was riding in the back seat and Dexter Prescott, who was in the SUV.

The accident took place about 4 a.m. at 772 St. Johnsbury Road, which is near the hospital, authorities said. Police closed the highway for six hours.

The State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is participating in the investigation.

Anyone with information about the crash should contact Trooper Andrew Wilensky at 223-8715 or

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