Vehicle rolls off car carrier, falls on snowy highway as storm causes slew of crashes in New England

WARNER, N.H. — A vehicle rolled off of a car carrier and fell onto a snowy New Hampshire highway on Monday as a winter storm lashed New England, causing hundreds of crashes across the region.

Troopers responding to the southbound side of Interstate 89 in Warner around 10:30 a.m. found a car carrier that had veered off the highway amid whiteout conditions, according to New Hampshire State Police.

As the carrier went off the snow-covered highway, a black SUV became dislodged and tumbled down into the right trave lane, state police said.

The operator of the car carrier suffered minor injuries in the crash. There were no other injuries reported.

A heavy-duty wrecker was called to the scene of the crash to tow the carrier away.

The driver of a tractor-trailer traveling on the same highway in Warner lost control and crashed into a wrecker and a parked tow truck shortly after 1 p.m.

State police said both trucks were unoccupied at the time of the crash and that nearby workers were able to avoid the collision.

State police said they responded to nearly 100 crashes in the Granite State during the height of the snowstorm, which dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas.

It was a similar scene on roadways in Maine, where state police said troopers responded to 64 crashes and slide-offs.

“The majority of drivers are going too fast for road conditions and losing control, hitting guardrails or landing in the median or ditch,” troopers in Maine said.

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