New Hampshire driver hauling lumber dies in rollover crash

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A Keene, New Hampshire, man was killed in a crash Monday after he overcorrected his steering as he neared a sharp curve on Route 25 in Grafton County on Monday

Police say John Hope Jr., 65, had just left a lumber yard with a load in a flatbed truck at around 7:15 a.m. He was traveling west on Wentworth Road and as he entered a sharp left curve, he crossed the white line.

It appears to police that Hope tried to remain on the roadway, but his drastic change in direction caused the ttruck to tip, then roll over onto the passenger side. Hope was pronounsed dead at the scene

Police are investigating the crash, but do not think cell phone use was involved.

Anyone with information call call (603) 223-8707.

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