New Hampshire State Police reports
Jessica Garcia Killed While Fleeing at High Speed from Traffic Stop
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident, F.E. Everett Turnpike, Nashua
On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016, at approximately 12:50 AM, Tr. T. Repucci of the New Hampshire State Police Troop B Barracks conducted a motor vehicle stop on a 2006 Nissan Maxima southbound on the Everett Turnpike in Nashua near exit 8. While Tr. T. Repucci attempted to identify the driver of the vehicle; the driver fled the scene at a high rate of speed. Subsequently, the vehicle crashed while taking the exit 7W off ramp. The driver was identified as Jessica Garcia, 26 years old, Nashua, NH.
Garcia was ejected from the vehicle and treated on scene by EMS. Garcia was then transported to Southern NH Medical Center for injuries suffered from the crash. Garcia ultimately succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. The preliminary investigation indicates Garcia failed to negotiate the curve of the off-ramp and lost control of the vehicle. Speed appears to be a contributing factor. However, all aspects of the incident remain under investigation. The Exit 7 southbound on-ramp from Amherst St. was closed for approximately 2 hours while Troopers investigated the accident.
Assisting New Hampshire Troopers from Troop B were members of the Nashua Police and Fire Departments.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact TR. E. Francois at the New Hampshire State Police – Troop B Barracks at 603-223-8492.
New Hampshire Troopers Suspect DUI in Head-on Crash
On December 20, 2016, at 5:20 PM the NH State Police, Troop F received a request from the Littleton Police Department to assist with a serious personal injury motor vehicle collision on US RT 302 in the vicinity of the Staples store.
Troopers from the New Hampshire State Police, Troop F as well as Troopers assigned to the New Hampshire State Police Collision Analysis and the Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2010 Toyota Matrix, being operated by Manuel Aguilera, age 23, of Lower Waterford, Vermont, was traveling east on US RT 302, when it crossed the centerline and stuck a 1997 Chevrolet z71 pickup truck, being operated by Loriston Shumway, age 43, of Lisbon, New Hampshire. Shumway suffered serious, life-threatening injuries and was flown to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire to be treated. Aisha Fekay, age 28, of Littleton, New Hampshire was a passenger in Aguilera’s vehicle and was also injured in the collision. Aguilera was transported to the Littleton Regional Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
Units assisting at the scene included personnel from the New Hampshire State Police-Troop F, New Hampshire State Police-Troop G, New Hampshire State Police-Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit, Littleton Police Department, Grafton County Sherriff’s Department, Littleton Fire Department and Calex Ambulance Service.
At this time the investigation is on-going and all factors are being considered, however, it appears impairment was a factor in this collision. Anyone who witnessed the collision or may have further information is being asked to contact Trooper Daniel Quartulli at the New Hampshire State Police, Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603)-223-8993.
On December 22, 2016, at around 3:30 a.m., Loriston Shumway succumbed to the injuries sustained in the collision and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
At this time the investigation is still on-going and anyone with any information is being asked to contact Trooper Daniel Quartulli at the New Hampshire State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at (603)-223-8993 or email@example.com