Driver In Rochester, NH Crash Turns Up 8 Hours Later, Blames Deer

ROCHESTER, NH (CBS) – Police in Rochester, New Hampshire are investigating a crash early Sunday morning that the driver is blaming on a deer.

Officers found a gray GMC 2500 pickup on its roof on the side of Chestnut Hill Road around 3 a.m.

The driver was nowhere to be found.

Eight-and-a-half hours later, the truck’s owner, 22-year-old Joseph Melanson of Middleton, New Hampshire reported the crash to police.

He said he had swerved to avoid a deer, over corrected, and rolled the truck.

Melanson was not wearing his seat belt and suffered minor injuries to his face.

A resident reported hearing a car race by, followed by a loud crash.

Police say the accident is still under investigation.

They are asking anyone with information about the crash to call them.


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