New Hampshire state trooper injured in early morning crash

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BARTLETT — A New Hampshire State Trooper was injured in a single-car crash early Thursday morning on Route 302.

Sgt. Nathan Johnston, a 20-year veteran of the State Police, was traveling eastbound at approximately 3:20 a.m. when his cruiser veered off the road and struck a utility pole, causing utility wires to fall.

Johnston, who was on duty at the time, managed to call for assistance himself.

Responders from the Bartlett Fire Department, Bartlett Police Department, State Police, and utility companies arrived on the scene.

After ensuring that the downed power lines were no longer live, they were able to safely extract Johnston from the wreckage.

He was transported to Memorial Hospital in North Conway where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and later released.

Traffic near the crash site is expected to face delays for several hours as repairs to the damaged utility pole are underway.

Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident.

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