New Hampshire

Motorcyclist, 50, Killed in NH Crash

State police believe speed was a contributing factor in the crash.


A motorcyclist died Saturday in a crash in Unity, New Hampshire, state police announced.

Troopers were called to 2nd NH Turnpike just before 5 p.m. where a person had sustained serious injuries in a crash. The motorcycle operator died on scene, state police said. He was identified Sunday as John Wittemann, 50, of Claremont.

According to a preliminary investigation, the driver failed to negotiate the motorcycle around a curve in the roadway. Speed is believed to be a contributing factor.

No one else was involved in the crash, police said.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Eric Fosterling at 603-223-8494.

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