On Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at approximately 8:29 p.m., the New Hampshire State Police-Troop B was notified of a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 93 Southbound in the area of Exit 4 in Londonderry. Troopers along with Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the scene and found one vehicle, identified as an Acura 32TL, off the east side of the roadway in the center median. A male subject was found to be out of the vehicle and was determined to be the operator identified as, Frankie Rodriguez, age 31, of Methuen, Massachusetts who had sustained serious injuries in the collision and was transported to Elliot Hospital in Manchester. He was eventually arrested at the hospital and charged with felony aggravated driving while under the influence of alcohol. Rodriguez’s passenger, a 22 year old female, sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision and was pronounced deceased on the scene.
Based upon the initial on-scene investigation, it appears that the Acura was traveling southbound on Interstate 93 when it lost control, entered the center median, and rolled over several times.
At the request of the initial responding units, the New Hampshire State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction, (C.A.R.) Unit responded to the scene. The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction, (C.A.R.) Unit was assisted on scene by members of the New Hampshire State Police-Troop B, the Londonderry Fire and Rescue Department, New Hampshire Department of Transportation, as well as The Office of the State Medical Examiner. Due to the collision, Interstate 93 Southbound in this area was closed for approximately 3 hours.
At this time it appears that speed and alcohol may have been factors in this crash, however all aspects remain under investigation, including the identity of the passenger. Anyone that may have further information related to this collision, or who witnessed this collsion are encouraged to contact Trooper First Class Michael Pelletier at 603-223-8699 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.