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Man Arrested for Homicide, DUI After Fatal Wrong-Way Crash in Lebanon, NH

The crash happened around 9 p.m. on Interstate 89 just south of Exit 20

New Hampshire State Police say a woman is dead and a man has been charged with negligent homicide and DUI following a wrong-way two-vehicle crash in Lebanon Wednesday night.

The crash happened around 9 p.m. on Interstate 89 just south of Exit 20.

Police say a Subaru Legacy Operated by Daniel Cowdry, 38, of Hartland, Vermont, was traveling northbound in the southbound lane.

New Hampshire State Police
Daniel Cowdry

He collided with a Nissan Versa driven by Ellynn Koelsch, 34, of North Kingston, Rhode Island. A 4-year-old child was also in Koelsch's vehicle.

Koelsch suffered life-threatening injuries and died at the scene. The child was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon with serious injuries.

Cowdry was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center with minor injuries.

He was arrested at the hospital for aggravated DUI.

Cowdry was arraigned in court and was held on $25,000 cash bail.

The crash remains under investigation.

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