Driver Charged With DUI in Fatal North Hampton, NH, Motorcycle Crash
The driver of a BMW with a child in the car that fatally struck a motorcycle in North Hampton Saturday afternoon was charged with driving under the influence.
New Hampshire State Police said the 2015 black BMW driven by Jennifer McCoy, 38, of Boston entered the intersection of Atlantic Avenue (Route 111) and Woodland Road around 3:45 p.m., and hit a 2020 Harley Davidson motorcycle. All three people involved were taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital where the driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead. Their identity was not disclosed by State Police.
McCoy and her passenger were not injured in the crash, according to State Police. She was charged with driving under the influence and will be arraigned in Rockingham County Superior Court.
The State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction (C.A.R.) Unit is leading the investigation at the request of North Hampton Police.
State Police asked any witnesses to the crash to call 603-931-9384.
It was the second fatal crash in the area this week involving a motorcycle. Michael Roy, 21, of Haverhill died after his motorcycle struck a sedan making a left turn off Route 125 in Plaistow.There have been at least eight motorcycle fatalities in New Hampshire this year, according to the DMV Fatal Crash Unit.
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