Boston man charged in crash that injured 4 people in New Hampshire

Police said Paul Bartlett Jr., 31, had been speeding on an overpass when he rear-ended a Toyota SUV, sending that vehicle into a guardrail.

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — A Boston man who crashed his car into two vehicles and injured four people early Sunday morning in New Hampshire is facing a felony charge, New Hampshire state police said.

Police said the crash happened on Interstate 293 at around 2 a.m. in Manchester.

They said Paul Bartlett Jr., 31, had been speeding on an overpass when he rear-ended a Toyota SUV, sending that vehicle into a guardrail.

Bartlett’s vehicle then ended up crossing the median onto the other side of the highway where he crashed head on into a Nissan pickup truck, police said.

The truck diver, the SUV driver and his passenger all suffered minor injuries and were evaluated at the scene. A 37-year-old passenger in Bartlett’s car suffered serious injuries and was taken to Elliot Hospital in Manchester.

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The crash temporarily shut down highway traffic in both directions.

Bartlett was charged with felony driving under the influence. It couldn’t be immediately determined if Bartlett has a lawyer.

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