Deaths from Car Accidents Hit Five Year High in N.H.

By David Li,

Nashua, N.H., Jan. 23, 2014, — An early morning crash on Jan. 18 claimed lives of two year people. Colin Ross, 23, of Hampton Falls and Stacy Walsh, 22, of West Newbury, Mass. passed away Ross lost control of the 2002 Honda Accord, and hit a utility pole. Policed cited alcohol and speeding as possible cause of the crash.
Picture from accident scene in Derry, N.H. on Dec. 31, 2013.

According state statistics, 133 people died in 122 accidents in New Hampshire in 2013, the highest total in five years. Many of these accidents were caused by drivers under influence or drivers who were distracted by mobile devices. In 2008, a total of 138 people died from automobile accidents in this state.

Seventeen-year-old Kyle Ross of Derry died after an accident on Dec. 31, 2013. Three teenagers were in the car when it crashed into a tree near Gulf Road and Hampshire Drive according to media reports.

The increasing texting and cell phone use by young drivers might be linked to the increasing number of deaths. According to U.S. Department of Transportation, distracted driving is a “dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways.” In 2012 alone, 3,328 were killed in distracted driving crashes. For more information, please visit