Teen killed after stolen car crashes in Concord, N.H., police say
A 19-year-old woman was killed this morning in Concord, N.H. when the stolen car that she was riding in crashed during a police pursuit, authorities said.
Paige E. Garneau, of Laconia, N.H. was a passenger in the 2012 Chevrolet Impala that crashed shortly after 2:50 a.m. on the off-ramp at exit 17E on Interstate 93 south, New Hampshire State Police said in a statement. The pursuit had begun about seven minutes earlier in Northfield.
The vehicle crashed when the driver, Robert M. Pitts, 18, of Weare, N.H. failed to negotiate a corner, sending the car off the road, the statement said.
The vehicle hit several trees before coming to a stop, according to State Police.
Garneau was pronounced dead at Concord Hospital, and Pitts is being treated at the same hospital for injuries that are not life threatening, the statement said. A hospital spokewoman said Pitts was in good condition this afternoon.
He is facing several criminal charges in connection with the crash, authorities said. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call State Police at 603-223-8496.Travis Andersen can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.
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