Townsend police sergeant, wife killed in wrong-way highway crash

John Johnson and Heidi Johnson lived in New Ipswich, New Hampshire.

EPPING, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a Massachusetts police sergeant and his wife were killed in a New Hampshire highway crash involving a driver who was going the wrong way.

Police said a pickup truck traveling eastbound on the westbound side of Route 101 in Epping late Thursday crashed into a westbound car. Another westbound driver unable to see the crash ran into the pickup.

The car hit by the pickup was driven by 58-year-old John Johnson, a sergeant with the police department in Townsend, Massachusetts. He and his 57-year-old wife, Heidi Johnson, died. They lived in New Ipswich, New Hampshire.


The pickup driver, identified as 31-year-old Ryan Kittredge, of Derry, suffered serious injuries and was taken to a Boston hospital.

The driver who crashed into the pickup, 23-year-old Andrew Neeper, of Raymond, suffered nonlife-threatening injuries.