Utah trucker cited for causing I-93 crash

State police work the scene of Thursday’s accident.

HOOKSETT — A truck driver from Utah was cited for traveling too fast for the road conditions after he jackknifed his tractor-trailer on Interstate 93 North Thursday morning, snarling traffic for hours and injuring one.

State troopers responded to the crash just after 7:30 a.m. on I-93, just south of Exit 10 in Hooksett.

Mark Sywassink, 53, of North Ogden, Utah, told troopers that he lost control of the truck on the snow-covered roadway. He was driving a truck owned by T&J Express Inc., officials said.

The truck, a 2000 Peterbilt with Utah license plates, slid across the highway, crashed into the left side guardrail and extended onto the interstate, blocking the two left lanes.

Drivers could use the far right lane to proceed past the crash, but that slowed rush-hour traffic considerably, officials said.

A passenger in the truck, Diane Sywassink, 53, complained of minor back pain and was brought to Elliot Hospital as a precaution. No one else was injured, officials said.

The collision is currently under investigation and anyone with additional information pertaining to this incident is urged to contact Trooper Stefan Wong-Wagner at 223-4381 or Stefan.Wong-Wagner@dos.nh.gov.