CHESTERFIELD -- A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 9 and Twin Brook Road Saturday afternoon sent two people to the hospital, one with serious injuries, and also took the life of a dog traveling in one of the vehicles.
On May 11, Chesterfield Police arrived to the scene of a motor vehicle crash involving two trucks and a horse trailer.
Brandon Gibbs, 25, of Chesterfield, N.H., was driving a 2001 Mazda B3000 pickup on Twin Brook Road, when he stopped at the stop sign located at Route 9. He then continued straight across Route 9 towards Pond Brook Road.
Gibbs failed to see a pickup truck and horse trailer traveling west, which was driven by Marius Hauri, 60, of Westmoreland, N.H. A passenger in Hauri's truck was identified as Angela Hauri, 60, of Westmoreland, N.H.
"The two vehicles collided with heavy impact. The initial collision caused the truck and trailer, driven by Hauri, to spin clockwise 180 degrees, finally stopping once it became entangled in the guardrail located at Pond Brook Road and Route 9," a press release stated. "The force of the impact on Gibbs' pickup caused the right front end portion, including a tire, to be ripped off the truck. The truck came to final rest approximately 40 feet west of the intersection. This vehicle also came to final rest against the guardrails."
Both vehicles were totaled and the trailer sustained heavy damage.
Gibbs was transported to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. Angela Hauri was transported to the same hospital for non-life threatening injuries. An update on their condition was not available by press time.
Gibbs' dog died as a result of the collision. The two horses that were in the trailer appeared to be in good condition. Police said both will be checked out by a veterinarian soon.
Police said all parties were wearing seatbelts, and that alcohol and drugs did not have a role in the incident.
Chesterfield Police Department, New Hampshire State Police, Hinsdale Police Department, Chesterfield Fire Department, Chesterfield Rescue and Rescue Inc. were at the scene.
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