Local

Woman accused of driving while impaired in I-95 crash that killed New Jersey man, 27, in Seabrook

The woman was driving north when her SUV made a “sideswipe impact" with another vehicle, police said.


SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — State police in New Hampshire have accused a woman of driving while impaired in a crash on Interstate 95 in Seabrook that killed a man and injured others, including herself.

The woman, who is from Maine, was driving north on the highway on Tuesday when her SUV started to drift into another lane of traffic and made a “sideswipe impact” with another vehicle, police said.

Her SUV then crossed the grassy median and emerged into southbound traffic, colliding with another SUV with four people inside, police said. That vehicle rolled over and one of the four was ejected. Michael Hoffman, 27, of Colonia, New Jersey, later died at a hospital, police said. The other three were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Advertisement:



The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. She was arrested on a charge of aggravated driving while under the influence, police said. She was released on personal recognizance bail and left in the care of the hospital for treatment. An arraignment date will be determined pending her release, police said. It was not immediately known if she had a lawyer.

Three lanes of I-95 South were closed for about five hours after the crash.

Jump To Comments

Conversation

This discussion has ended. Please join elsewhere on Boston.com