Police: Trucker’s inattention led to deadly New Hampshire crash

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New Hampshire State Police say inattention may be a factor in a crash that killed an elderly woman in Bethlehem.

Police say 83-year-old Donald Morrow was waiting to turn left from the northbound lane of Route 116 when his 2010 Honda Civic was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer loaded with logs.

Morrow’s car was pushed into the southbound lane, where it was hit by a minivan driven by Therese Chaloux, 76, of Stark. 

The crash killed Ellen Morrow, 77, of Bethlehem, a passenger in the Honda.

Donald Morrow was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Chaloux was transported to Littleton Regional Hospital, with minor injuries. 

Vermont State Police say the truck driver, Michael Annis, 68 of Gorham, didn’t notice the Honda until the last moment.  Annis was not injured.

Route 116 was closed for about three hours Monday afternoon.

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