HAMPTON — A Rochester man died after crashing headlong into a guardrail and concrete barrier on I-95 Saturday night.
New Hampshire State Police responded to a report of an accident about 10 p.m. and found a 2002 Dodge Ram crumpled against the barrier that divides the open lanes at the Hampton Toll Plaza, they said.
The vehicle’s driver and lone occupant, Trenton Wendell, 48, was found to be trapped in the vehicle and unresponsive, police said.
After being freed by the Hampton Fire Department, Wendell was taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, officials said.
An investigation at the scene revealed that Wendell was traveling north and may have made a last-second lane change as he entered the open road toll and struck the barrier, state police said.
A stretch of the north lanes of I-95 near Exit 2 were closed for about 90 minutes for the crash investigation and the removal of the wreckage.
Anyone with information pertaining to this crash can contact trooper Peter Sankowich at 603-223-8490 or Peter.Sankowich@dos.nh.gov.
In addition to state police and the Hampton Fire Department, also assisting at the scene were the Hampton Police Department and the state Department of Transportation.