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Whitesboro man killed in New Hampshire car accident

By MIKE LaFAVE

HENNIKER, N.H. (WKTV) - A Whitesboro man was killed in an out-of-state accident while driving along a highway known as "Death Alley"  in New Hampshire.

Around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, 47-year-old Robert Mercurio of Whitesboro, was driving in Henniker, New Hampshire when another driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed into Mercurio's Dodge Caravan.

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Mercurio was extricated from his Dodge Caravan. Courtesy: WMUR
  


Both vehicles were severely damage.
    
Mercurio had to be extricated from his vehicle and was flown to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.  He was later pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.  

Both the driver and passenger in the other car are in Concord Hospital in serious condition.
    
Police believe speed was a factor in the accident.

According to local news outlets in Henniker, the stretch of road that Mercurio was driving on is known as "Death Alley" because of its frequency in seeing fatal and serious vehicle accidents in recent years.

 


Mercurio was air lifted to a hospital.
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Concord Monitor

Mercurio had been very active in local youth sports, serving both in a coaching capacity and as an administrator for youth lacrosse, little league and youth hockey. He was a recent past president of the Whitestown Youth Hockey Association.

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