BOW - Two children were killed on Friday when an an SUV inexplicably drifted into an I-89 breakdown lane and struck a disabled tractor trailer.
The tragedy occurred near mile marker 1.2 around 8:35 a.m. when State Police say a 2017 Ford Expedition driven southbound by Thomas Ouelette, 44, of Bow, drifted from the right hand lane into the breakdown lane and struck a disabled tractor-trailer, a 2018 Volvo with a 53-foot enclosed box trailer.
The Expedition hit the rear of the trailer with the Expedition sustaining extensive damage and becoming disabled within the right travel lane. Two juvenile passengers inside the Ford sustained fatal injuries, while Ouellette was transported to Concord Hospital with what were described as serious but nonlife threatening injuries.
Due to the collision, I-89 South, south of Exit 2 was closed for around five hours and traffic was diverted around the collision.
All aspects of this crash remain under investigation. Anyone who may have further information related to this crash is asked to please contact Trooper First Class Nathaniel Goodwin at 603-846-3333 or email at Nathaniel.D.Goodwin@dos.nh.gov.