NEWS/PUBLIC SAFETY

By News Release

WALPOLE — On Saturday, November 18, 2017 at approximately 12:42 pm, Walpole Police responded to the intersection of Watkins Hill Rd. and County Rd. for a single car motor vehicle crash.  On arrival Officers found that the vehicle left the roadway on Watkins Hill Rd. while traveling north, where it collided with a several trees, causing it to rollover before coming to rest. The involved vehicle was a Gray 2014 Hyundai Elantra.

The operator was identified as Xavier Simonetti, age 21, of Swanzy NH, along with passenger Shannon Brown, age 18, of Walpole NH.  Simonetti and Brown were extricated from the vehicle by members of the Walpole Fire Department. They were both transported to Cheshire Medical Center-Keene by Walpole Ambulance for what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

At this time speed appears to have been a contributing factor however the cause in still under investigation.  Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not already spoken with Police or has any other information is asked to contact Corporal Raymond Gosetti, Walpole Police Department (603) 445-2058, walpolepd@walpolenh.us