Truck driver accused of not clearing snow, ice off roof

Published: Dec. 17, 2020 at 8:02 AM EST
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LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) - Police in New Hampshire say a box truck driver has been accused of not clearing snow and ice from his roof that dislodged and struck a car driver on Route 102 in Londonderry.

Richard Leiter, 60, of Derry, faces charges of vehicular assault and reckless conduct, both misdemeanors, and a negligent driving violation in the Dec. 9 crash.

He was arrested Wednesday. The ice and snow went through a car windshield.

The driver, Michael Conry, 22, of Londonderry, suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries to his face and eyes.

Leiter is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 17. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer; messages seeking comment were left for him.

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