GREENFIELD — State police revealed Tuesday a Greenfield man was the driver of an SUV that slammed into the rear of a tractor-trailer rig on Interstate 93 two weeks ago during the afternoon rush hour, according to the Union Leader web site on Tuesday.
Michael D. Burrows, 51, of Greenfield, died in the April 6 crash at the Hooksett tolls on Interstate 93.
NH State Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 93 South, just south of the Hooksett Tolls on Friday, April 6 at around 2:50 p.m.
Troopers from the Troops B, D and G responded to the scene along with the Hooksett Fire Department and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. Once on scene, Troopers confirmed that a passenger vehicle and a disabled Tractor Trailer were involved in the crash.
Troopers observed a 2003 Peterbilt Tractor Trailer bearing Missouri Registration 36AP4N in the breakdown lane. The Peterbilt was owned and operated by Abbas Al-Ramahi, 55, of Independence , Missouri.
A White Chevy Tahoe, no license plates attached , had crashed into the rear of the Tractor Trailer Unit. A preliminary investigation revealed the Chevy Tahoe was traveling south on Interstate 93, and crashed into the rear of the disabled Tractor Trailer Unit .
The driver of the Tahoe was declared dead at the scene. The operator of the Tractor Trailer was not injured.
Two lanes of Interstate 93 South were shutdown for approximately 3 ½ hours while crews attempted to separate the vehicles, and remove the driver from the Chevy Tahoe.
According to the union Leader it took time to identify Burrows becasue he had recently bought and registered the Tahoe, which at the time of the crash had temporary, paper tags, Injuries on the body also made it difficult to confirm his identity, the story says.