Passenger killed in rollover crash, driver arrested for impaired driving

Passenger killed in rollover crash, driver arrested for impaired driving

LOUDON, N.H. — A person was killed in a single-car rollover crash in Loudon, New Hampshire over the weekend.

Loudon Police responded to a single-car crash in the area of 68 Bee Hole Road at around 10:50 p.m. on Sunday. At the scene, officers found a Chevrolet Equinox resting on its passenger side off the right-hand side of the road.

Preliminary investigation shows the Equinox had been traveling northbound when the driver attempted to make a left turn, only to lose control and veer off to the right. The car then struck a tree on the front passenger side, causing it to roll over, eventually coming to a rest on the passenger side.

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The driver, identified as 22-year-old Tyler Dempsey, of Loudon, NH, did not sustain any injuries and stayed on scene.

There were two other passengers inside the car at the time of the crash. The passenger in the back seat, identified as 21-year-old Leandra Jimmo, of Loudon, NH, sustained a minor head injury and was treated and released at Concord Hospital.

The front seat passenger sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead on scene. Their identity is being withheld pending family notification.

Investigators concluded, based on probable cause, that Dempsey was impaired at the time of the crash. He was arrested for aggravated driving while intoxicated and held without bail.

Dempsey is scheduled to be arraigned at Merrimack Superior Court on Monday at 1 p.m.

The crash remains under investigation.