Two-car crash in Pelham kills one

Pelham police were investigating the cause of this fatal crash in the area of 66 Keyes Hill Road around 5 p.m. Friday.

PELHAM — The victims of a fatal crash involving a car and a pickup truck during the evening rush hour Friday have been identified, authorities said.

Pelham police and fire agencies responded to a head-on collision involving the drivers of a GMC Sierra 2500 pickup truck and a 2015 Honda Civic sedan in the area of 66 Keyes Hill Road.

Officers found the Civic driver, Joshua Nolette, 31, of Hudson, dead in the car from injuries suffered in the crash, police said.

The first report of the accident came in at 5:22 p.m.

A passenger in the Civic, Amanda Acampara, 23, of Manchester, and the pickup truck driver, Callen Aubrey, 24, of Pelham, were taken to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials said both had serious injuries and remained hospitalized Saturday but were expected to recover.

The car and truck sustained heavy front-end damage, officials said.

Bystanders who stopped to help were credited with treating the accident victims at the scene before public safety agency officials arrived.

The Pelham Police Department and the traffic accident reconstruction teams were working at the scene for more than five hours Friday night.

Pelham Police Sgt. Matt Keenliside said the probe continues but that it appears Nolette was driving west toward Hudson and crossed over the double line.

Observers told police that, by contrast, Aubrey had not been speeding or driving erratically and was in his lane with the flow of traffic when the crash occurred, Keenliside said.

Acampara was the only person involved in the crash who was wearing a seat belt.

Windham and Hudson Fire, along with Pelham and Hudson ambulance crews, responded.

Anyone who witnessed the fatal crash or has any other information is asked to contact Cpl. Michael Kasiske.