PORTSMOUTH –– A high-speed pursuit ended in tragedy on September 28, when a gray Nissan Sentra went off the roadway and crashed into the woods, killing the driver.
The pursuit began around 4:47 p.m. when deputies from the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office spotted the Nissan with an expired inspection sticker and front-end damage on Route 101 in Hampton.
The vehicle, however, did not stop and continued onto Route 27, then northbound on Route 1 in Hampton.
A be on the lookout (BOLO) alert was issued to local agencies.
Shortly after, a Greenland Police Department officer saw the vehicle on Post Road. Despite activating his emergency lights, the officer lost sight of the speeding and erratically-driven car.
The Nissan took a right on Route 33 and then onto Ocean Road, where the driver lost control and veered off the right side of the road into a wooded area near 424 Ocean Road in Portsmouth.
The driver, whose identity is being withheld pending positive identification, was transported to the Portsmouth Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
No other vehicles or individuals were involved in the crash.
The New Hampshire State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating the crash.
Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact Trooper First Class Nathaniel Goodwin at (603) 545-4288.