An Amesbury woman was killed after being ejected from her vehicle in a crash Friday morning in Portsmouth, according to New Hampshire State Police.

The crash occurred on the northbound connector to the Spaulding Turnpike near Interstate 95 in Portsmouth, according to a release. Police said a 2006 Ford Freestyle was traveling northbound in the left lane when the driver lost control and struck a guardrail on the left-hand side of the roadway.

After contact with the guardrail, police believe the Ford rolled over and subsequently crossed both lanes of travel before striking another guardrail on the opposite side of the roadway and finally coming to rest on its roof, per the release.

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The driver was identified as Marisa Douglass, 49, of Amesbury. Officers responded around 6:30 a.m. Friday morning and said Douglass was pronounced dead at the scene after she was ejected from the vehicle.

Police said the roadway remained closed for approximately four hours while state police investigated the crash. Traffic was "moderately impacted," police said, while vehicles were diverted around the crash scene.

The crash is still under investigation, per the release, and the reason for Douglass' vehicle losing control is not yet known.

Anyone with information pertaining to this crash is asked to contact Trooper First Class Timothy Sawyer with New Hampshire State Police Troop-A at (603) 223-8490, or via email at

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