BOW, N.H. (CBS) — Two children from Bow, New Hampshire died in a car crash on I-89 Friday morning. First grader Gavin Oulette and 11th grader Nicholas Oulette were killed in the accident.
Bow School District Superintendent Dean Cascadden first announced the news in a statement to the school community.READ MORE: Northeast Metro Tech Football Player Seriously Injured During Saturday Game
The driver of the car was Tom Oulette, who is the district’s School Resource Officer. He was taken to Concord Hospital “with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries”, according to New Hampshire State Police.
“We have begun to process this event with staff and some of our older students,” said Cascadden in a statement. “The high school implemented a secure campus to notify students and allow them to gather in groups for support and processing.”READ MORE: Longtime Watertown Grocery Store Russo’s Officially Closes
Police say they got a call about the crash at around 8:30 a.m. Officials have determined that the car drifted from the right-hand lane into the breakdown lane for an “unknown reason” and then collided with the back of a tractor-trailer.
The school district canceled co-curricular activities Friday. Students were sent home after school to be with their parents and families.MORE NEWS: Boch Center Becomes 1st Performing Arts Center In Boston To Offer On-Site Rapid COVID Tests
I-89 South, south of Exit 2, was closed for approximately five hours before reopening.