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Manchester woman, child killed in Route 101 rollover crash

By J.D. ENRIGHT
New Hampshire Union Leader

July 19. 2018 2:03AM
State Police said a Manchester woman and a 14-year-old girl were killed in a rollover accident on Route 101 in Exeter on Wednesday night, and the car's driver suffered life-threatening injuries. (JEFF HASTINGS)



EXETER - State Police said a Manchester woman and a 14-year-old girl were killed in a rollover accident on Route 101 in Exeter on Wednesday night, and the car's driver suffered life-threatening injuries.

According to State Police, the crash occurred at about 8:40 p.m. on Route 101 westbound, near Exit 9.

Police said a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta traveling westbound apparently lost control, veered off the road and rolled over multiple times before coming to rest off the right side of the road in the tree line.

According to police, there were three people in the car. A female passenger, later identified as Rebecca Lafontaine, 39, of Manchester, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 14-year-old girl who was also a passenger in the car was taken to Exeter Hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police. She died a short time later.

Police said the driver, identified as Aaron Lafontaine, 28, of Manchester, also had life-threatening injuries. He was taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital, and later airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, police said.

The New Hampshire State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction unit was called into to handle the investigation of the crash. The State Police, Exeter and North Hampton Fire and EMS and NH DOT assisted at the scene. Traffic had to be was diverted off Exit 9 for approximately 4 hours.

"It appears that speed was a factor in this crash, however all aspects remain under investigation," police said.

Anyone with information about the crash should contact Trooper First Class Brian Ross by email at brian.ross@dos.nh.gov or at 603-223-8652.


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