New Hampshire State Police (NHSP) say that a truck driver was involved in two separate crashes on Tuesday night, resulting in an out of service order.
Troopers with NHSP Troop G were contacted at 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, to assist local police with a commercial vehicle crash on Route 127 in the area of Contoocook River Reservoir in the Hopkins area.
When police arrived at the scene, they discovered that a semi truck driver struck a guardrail. The crash “resulted in a portion of the guardrail becoming entangled in components of the trailer, causing significant damage to both a portion of the guardrail and the trailer.”
Troopers also learned that the truck driver had been involved in a previous crash with another semi truck earlier on Tuesday evening.
NHSP said in a news release that the crash “resulted in substantial damage to the other vehicle.”
The truck driver, Mark Semple of Maine, 63, was not injured in either crash.
NHSP placed both Semple and the semi truck out of service and towed the truck from the scene.
Driver inattention and fatigue are suspected factors in the crashes, police say.
NHSP is asking anyone who witnessed the crashes to contact the Hopkins Police Department.