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Conservation officer struck by OHRV ID'd, charges pending for youth driver

By RYAN LESSARD
Union Leader Correspondent

August 14. 2018 10:30AM




DERRY — The New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officer who was hit by an off-highway recreational vehicle Sunday has been identified.

Police said Christopher McKee suffered a knee injury and was transported to Parkland Medical Center for treatment.

Fire Battalion Chief Scott Haggart said a fire engine and medic were sent to treat a “traumatic injury” for someone run over by an OHRV in the area of 226 Hampstead Road at 3:20 p.m.

Police Capt. Vern Thomas said McKee was “on a two-wheel motorcycle on a trail, checking on some kids in an OHRV.”

There were four youths in the recreational vehicle, Thomas said. After McKee stopped them, one of them took off and struck McKee with the vehicle.

Police are still investigating; Thomas said charges are likely for the juvenile.

He said there was no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved.

The Fish and Game Department said McKee would be out of work this week. They will re-evaluate his readiness to work next week.

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