New Hampshire State Police say two drivers and a passenger have died after a collision on Route 16 in Milton.
Police said a Jeep Liberty driven by 57-year-old Victoria Rose of Revere, Massachusetts, was traveling south on Route 16 Thursday night and crossed in to the path of a northbound Subaru Outback.
Rose was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, 31-year-old Allison Smith of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was later pronounced dead at a hospital. A passenger in the Subaru, 31-year-old Vanessa Cox of Boston, suffered critical injuries and later died at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
Cox was the department administrator for the athletics department at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. The school said she had worked there since October of 2011, and before that served as the women's lacross coach at MIT for four seasons. She played lacrosse at the University of Vermont and competed for the Canadian National Women's Lacrosse Team in the 2009 and 2013 Lacrosse World Cups.
"We are all shocked and saddened by this news," said Sheryl Sousa, associate vice president of health and wellness and director of athletics at Brandeis. "Vanessa was such a vital member of the Brandeis family."
Police said a passenger in the Jeep and the second passenger in the Subaru suffered serious injuries, but are in stable condition. A dog in the Jeep had to be euthanized.
Police are investigating.