A teenage boy from Newport lost his life after being hit by a vehicle as he tried to retrieve the body of a deer from the roadway, according to a recent article in The Rutland Herald.
The teenager and a friend, a 32-year-old man from Claremont, had stopped on Route 12 near Windy Acres to pull a deer out of the roadway when the accident occurred, according to the New Hampshire State Police. Their van was standing on the northbound side of Route 12 as they tried to move the deer.
While the two worked, a pickup truck driven by a 24-year-old Vermont man approached the scene. The truck’s driver swerved to avoid hitting the van, but could not avoid hitting the two men in the roadway, according to the state police.
The teenager and his friend were rushed to a local hospital, where the teenager lost his life. The other man suffered injuries and was later airlifted to a hospital in Lebanon, New Hampshire, where staff say that he is listed in “fair” condition. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured in the accident. Investigators say they do not believe alcohol or speeding were factors in the fatal auto accident.
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