New Hampshire driver died attempting to avoid dead bear
Hopkinton, NH, United States (4E) – A 24-year-old man driving a station wagon died early morning Tueday after swerving to avoid the body of a bear that was earlier struck by a pickup truck on Interstate 89.
According to the police, it was still dark when a vehicle hit and killed a black bear in the northbound lane just before Exit 5 in Hopkinton, then Jesse Amador attempted to miss hitting it by swerving first to the right lane then back into the left lane.
Amador’s vehicle also collided on several trees before stopping on its passenger side.
Responding troopers broke through the vehicle’s windshield to reach the unconscious driver and performed CPR until the Hopkinton Fire Department arrived.
Amador was brought to Concord Hospital where he died from his injuries.
Police reported that the victim was not wearing a seat belt.
One lane remained closed just before exit 5 because of the crash.
Investigation is still ongoing and state police are asking anyone with information about the crash to call them at 603-271-1162 or 603-223-8496.