Woman dies in Portsmouth I-95 crash

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PORTSMOUTH (WGME) --- New Hampshire State Police say a woman has died after a crash on I-95 in Portsmouth.

The crash involved a tractor trailer and a Honda Civic.

Southbound lanes were closed for over two hours while police investigated the scene.

Police say the Civic’s driver, 36-year-old Daniel A. Powers of Boston, tried to change lanes in front of the tractor trailer. Powers then lost control of the vehicle, and the passenger’s side was struck by the tractor trailer.

Powers was transported to Portsmouth Regional Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A passenger in the Civic, 36-year-old Courtney Hickson of Chelsea, Mass., was also transported to Portsmouth Regional Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police say speed and impairment appear to be factors in the crash. They are still investigating.

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