• Retired officer, wife, killed in wrong-way highway crash

    EPPING, N.H. (AP) - Authorities say a retired Massachusetts police sergeant and his wife were killed in a New Hampshire highway crash involving a driver who was going the wrong way.

    Police said a pickup truck traveling eastbound on the westbound side of Route 101 in Epping late Thursday crashed into a westbound car. Another westbound driver unable to see the crash ran into the pickup.

    The car hit by the pickup was driven by 58-year-old John Johnson, a sergeant who recently retired after nearly four decades with the police department in Townsend, Massachusetts. He and his 57-year-old wife, Heidi Johnson, died. They lived in New Ipswich, New Hampshire.

    The pickup driver, 31-year-old Ryan Kittredge, of Derry, was hospitalized with serious injuries.

    The driver who crashed into the pickup, 23-year-old Andrew Neeper, of Raymond, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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