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Ossipee man killed in crash less than 24 hours after DWI arrest

Union Leader Correspondent

August 14. 2018 9:09AM

An Ossipee man was killed when he crossed the center line, causing a three-vehicle crash on Route 202 in Barrington Monday afternoon, police said. (Courtesy of Barrington Police Department)

BARRINGTON — Less than 24 hours after being charged with driving while intoxicated, an Ossipee man was at the wheel in a crash that killed him and seriously injured several others, police said.

Joseph Fiorito, 49, of Puritan Lane, was driving a black Chevy pickup truck northeast toward Rochester Monday when he crossed the center line and struck a small white SUV on Route 202, pushing it off the road, according to police.

The driver of a second black pickup could not avoid hitting Fiorito’s truck.

Emergency rescue crews were called to the scene in front of Ayers Lake Farm Campground around 12:23 p.m. Police Chief Bob Williams said a total of four adults were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries.

Williams said Fiorito was arrested for driving while intoxicated Sunday around 6 p.m.

Barrington police received a complaint that a driver in a black pickup was all over Route 125. Williams said officers caught up with Fiorito near Barrington Town Hall, just north of Calef’s corner.

Fiorito was charged with DWI and later released on personal recognizance bail. Police believe he was in Barrington Monday to retrieve the truck from an impound lot.

Williams said Fiorito’s license was still valid at the time of the crash.

Route 202 was closed between Greenhill Road and Scruton Pond Road until about 4:30 p.m. Monday as Strafford County’s accident reconstruction team investigated the crash.

Williams said the results of a toxicology report on Fiorito could take weeks.

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