WINDHAM, N.H. (CBS/AP) — State police say a 19-year-old driver was fatally injured when a tractor trailer struck her car on Interstate 93 after she pulled over to switch places with a passenger.
Authorities say Ashley St. Onge, of Methuen, Massachusetts, was frightened of the icy road conditions and pulled over near Windham to switch positions with 19-year-old Nicholas Hadley, of Derry.
A tractor trailer was unable to stop and crashed into St. Onge’s car while she was outside of it. It happened around 6:45 p.m. Saturday.
St. Onge and Hadley were found on the embankment. Another passenger, 18-year-old Haley Wizboski, of Methuen, Massachusetts, was found inside the car.
St. Onge died at a hospital. Hadley suffered life-threatening injuries and Wizboski had minor injuries.
Details about the tractor trailer driver weren’t released.
St. Onge graduated from Lowell Catholic and was studying early childhood education at Northern Essex Community College.
“The Lowell Catholic Community is heartbroken with this tragedy,” Head of School Maryellen DeMarco said. “Ashley was a conscientious student, a devoted member of our ambassador club and a member of our dance team. She was pursuing studies in early childhood education at Northern Essex Community College. Our hearts and prayers go out to the St. Onge family during this devastating time.”
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