A 33-year-old Hampton man was killed in a crash on Route 101 in Exeter on Saturday afternoon, according to New Hampshire State Police.
Eric Williams was pronounced dead at the scene after he was ejected from his vehicle following a brief police chase. He was not wearing a seatbelt.
State police said a trooper attempted to stop a 2007 dark blue Ford Crown Victoria that was headed east on Route 101 in Exeter for multiple violations around 3 p.m. The vehicle failed to stop and continued eastbound at a high rate of speed.
Between exits 11 and 12, the vehicle swerved to the right, at which point the driver lost control, state police said. The car rolled over into the median and came to rest in the westbound lane of the highway. The driver was ejected from the vehicle. There were no other occupants in the car.
The driver, later identified as Williams, was pronounced dead at the scene by an assistant deputy medical examiner.
The crash shut down a portion of Route 101 for several hours on Saturday, with motorists forced to use detours on a series of side roads.
Assisting at the scene were members of the Exeter Police Department, New Hampshire State Police, Exeter Fire & EMS and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.
The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with further information is asked to call Trooper First Class Bryan Plamondon at 603-223-8677.