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Woman Dies in Five-Car Collision on Interstate 93


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According to WMUR, one person was killed in a multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 93 in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Monday evening.

Impairment Does Not Seem to Be Factor

Police say Scott Roystan, 50, came upon slowed traffic while heading southbound on Interstate 93. Unable to stop his pickup truck, Roystan crashed into several cars, sending one car rolling over into the median.

Cynthia Perkins, 62, the driver of the car, died at the scene of the accident.

According to WMUR, ambulances arrived at the scene but it is unknown whether anyone in the other vehicles involved in the crash received treatment for injuries.

The New Hampshire State Police says the crash is still under investigation, but impaired driving doesn’t seem to be the cause of the accident, reports WMUR.

Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Statistics

In 2015, there were 35,092 fatalities on United States roadways. Here is more information about motor vehicle traffic crashes provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

  • The estimated number of injured people in motor vehicle traffic crashes increased from 2.34 million in 2014 to 2.44 million in 2015.
  • There were 232,000 more police-reported crashes in 2015 than 2014.
  • Fatal rollover motor vehicle crashes increased by 12.4% in 2015, and multi-vehicle crashes increased by 11.2%.
  • For those passenger vehicle occupants who survived fatal crashes in 2015, only 14 percent were unrestrained.

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