Manchester man sentenced for fatal Henniker crash

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MANCHESTER — A Manchester man was sentenced to six to 12 years in prison Wednesday for causing a crash in Henniker that resulted in the death of an 82-year-old woman.

Matthew Malloy, 57, of Fern Lane, was driving on Route 114 in April when he veered into the opposing lane and collided head-on with a vehicle carrying two Henniker residents.

Phyllis Anderson, a passenger, succumbed to her injuries about two weeks following the accident.

County Attorney Paul Halvorsen stated that Malloy’s blood alcohol content at the time of the crash exceeded the legal limit of 0.08, with tests showing levels up to 0.14.

Malloy faced six felony charges and pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and driving while intoxicated.

He received a six to 12-year sentence at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men for the negligent homicide charge.

Completion of a substance abuse treatment program could reduce his sentence by one year.

In addition to his prison sentence, Malloy’s driving privileges have been indefinitely suspended for no less than seven years.

He is required to complete an impaired driving education program and, upon license restoration, must install an alcohol interlock device in his vehicle for at least five years.

For the driving while intoxicated charge, Malloy received a consecutive sentence of three and a half to 7 years, which is suspended for 10 years upon his release from prison.

He is also ordered to pay a fine of $1,240 and is prohibited from contacting the crash victims or their families.

The investigation was led by Henniker Police Department’s Officer Bossi, Officer Lacombe, Lt.

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