Traffic on Interstate 293 was snarled for several hours Wednesday afternoon after a person jumped or fell from the Huse Road overpass.
A driver passing through the area reported seeing a person fall, or possibly jump, from the overpass. Scanner broadcasts indicated the person had been hit by a vehicle on the highway below, with serious traumatic injury. Other social media reports suggested the person died.
Multiple social media reports indicated the person involved was a youth.
Manchester school officials sent an email to district families Wednesday night notifying them of the unexpected death of a student.
“It is with deep sadness that we inform you that one of our students has died unexpectedly,” Superintendent of Schools Jenn Gillis said in an email. “While you may have already heard further information, we will only be releasing official information, and we will make every effort to respect the family’s privacy. This loss may raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our entire school community, especially our students. Beginning tomorrow, we will have additional counselors at the student’s school, and the state Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team will provide additional support.”
Gillis said the district will have support teams at each school made up of professionals trained to help with the needs of students, families, and school personnel during these situations.
Manchester officials recommended the Manchester-based organization Friends of Aine (https://friendsofaine.com) for anyone seeking additional local support.
Individuals in crisis can call 988 for help; call or text 1-833-710-6477; or start a chat with a counselor at nh988.com.
Traffic on 293 northbound at the Huse Road overpass was snarled for several hours as emergency crews worked at the scene.
This is a developing story. No other information is available at this time.