Everett Turnpike reopens after crash into sign structure in Nashua

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NASHUA — A traffic mishap early this morning led to the temporary closure of the Everett Turnpike southbound after a truck crashed into an overhead sign structure.

At 6:30 a.m. today, April 4, State Troopers from the #TroopB barracks in Bedford were dispatched to the scene near exit 4 where a 2023 Western Star 49X flatbed truck collided with the sign.

The truck, driven by Jonathan Soto, 36, of Worcester, Massachusetts, was reportedly traveling at a speed unsuitable for road conditions, causing the driver to lose control.

Soto, who sustained minor injuries in the crash, was cited for negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

The impact left the overhead sign in a perilous state, prompting authorities to shut down the affected portion of the turnpike.

The road remained closed until 11:30 a.m. as teams from the NH Department of Transportation, Continental Paving, and Bauchman’s Towing, Inc. worked diligently to secure the area and clear the obstruction.

Troopers from #TroopG also provided assistance at the scene.

The turnpike was reopened to traffic after the successful removal of the damaged sign and vehicle.

State Police are now seeking additional information and urge witnesses to contact Trooper Knell at (603) 223-4381 with any pertinent details regarding the incident.

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