SALEM — Authorities have released the names of the two drivers involved in a fatal collision on Interstate 93 that occurred on Feb. 1.
Jermaine Adams, 48, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, was identified as the driver of a 2020 Chevrolet Trax who died at the scene.
The second driver, William Russel, 59, of Merrimack, New Hampshire, was operating a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe.
New Hampshire State Police Troop B responded to the crash at approximately 4:25 p.m. near mile marker 0.2, just before the Massachusetts state line.
According to the investigation, the Hyundai Santa Fe failed to slow down amidst heavy traffic and collided with the Chevrolet Trax.
Salem Fire Department personnel attempted life-saving measures on Adams, but he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Troop B barracks in Bedford received assistance from the NH State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction (CAR) Unit, Salem Fire Department, and NH Department of Transportation.
The southbound lanes of I-93, south of Exit 1, were closed for about three hours as the crash was investigated and the road was cleared.
Traffic was diverted at Exit 1 and the vehicles trapped between the crash site and the exit were rerouted onto the northbound lanes.
The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.
The New Hampshire State Police encourages anyone with information about the incident to contact Trooper Madelynn Davis at (603) 451-9782.