EAST KINGSTON – Fire Chief Ed Warren and Police Chief Mike LePage would like to extend their sincere condolences to those involved in a motor vehicle crash that resulted in a loss of a life on Sunday, and to offer gratitude to the mutual aid network that brought first responders from neighboring communities to assist.
Emergency crews responded to Giles Road near Joslin Road on Sunday, Aug. 29, at approximately 3 p.m., for a report of a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 33-year-old driver and sent a juvenile passenger to the hospital with injuries that are considered serious but not believed to be life-threatening.
During the preliminary on-scene investigation, East Kingston Police determined a 2011 Toyota Rav4 failed to negotiate a curve in Giles Road, left the roadway and subsequently struck trees. Chief LePage reports that speed appears to have been a factor in the crash, which occurred in a 25 mph zone.
The crash remains under investigation by East Kingston Police.
Chief Warren and Chief LePage would like to thank bystanders who helped those at the scene while first responders were en route, as well as mutual aid partners from Kingston Fire, Exeter Fire, Exeter ALS, Exeter Hospital paramedics, Kensington Police, South Hampton Police, and New Hampshire State Police.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the driver, and all involved,” Chief Warren said. “We hope that our community will continue coming together to assist those among us during these difficult times. We also urge all drivers to slow down and use an abundance of caution.”
East Kingston Police have asked anyone with information regarding the crash to contact investigators at 603-642-5427.