One killed in Route 63 collision

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HINSDALE, N.H. — At just before 10 p.m. on Friday, emergency personnel responded to Route 63 for the report of a two-vehicle collision.

Preliminary reports indicate a silver sedan with three occupants collided with a red pick-up truck with two occupants.

According to emergency responders, a man between the age of 18 and 20 was ejected from the silver car and killed.

Three other people, including one who needed the Brattleboro Jaws of Life for extrication, were transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for treatment. The collision is still under investigation.

Dispatchers told media groups that Police Chief Todd Faulkner would be able to answer questions on Monday morning.

The victim has been identified on social media but the Reformer is waiting on official confirmation.

Hinsdale Fire Chief Terry Zavorotny said three passengers were transported by Rescue Inc. for injuries and one person transported himself.

“According to the police department, speed was a factor,” Zavorotny said. Some of the passengers, he said, also weren’t wearing seatbelts.

The call came in after 10 p.m., he said. He advised people to “stick with the speed limit and put on your seatbelts always.”

“It was a rough night,” he said.

Brattleboro Fire Capt. Charles Keir said his department was called to extract one patient from the vehicle with the Jaws of Life. The Brattleboro Fire Department is called to use the jaws about once a month, he said. When you become a firefighter you learn pretty quickly that it’s a big part of the job, he said.

“We do an extensive amount of training on vehicle extraction,” Keir said. “Probably 20-plus hours.”





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