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NH police: Passenger dies in SUV crash, vehicle fled officer

Police say one man has died after a crash in Webster, New Hampshire.
Police say one man has died after a crash in Webster, New Hampshire.(New Hampshire State Police)
Published: Aug. 3, 2020 at 7:37 PM EDT
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WEBSTER, N.H. (AP) - Police in New Hampshire say a passenger in a sport utility vehicle died after the driver began to speed away from a police officer and the vehicle struck a tree.

The officer tried to stop the SUV in Webster on Sunday for a motor vehicle violation when it drove off.

The officer saw that the SUV failed to negotiate a curve and struck the tree.

The driver and front passenger were hospitalized with serious injuries.

Police said a passenger in the rear, Adam Liesner, 31, died of injuries at the scene.

Police are still investigating the crash.

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