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Mass. man sustains minor injuries when truck snaps pole in Merrimack Tuesday

MERRIMACK – Police have identified the driver of the Ford Explorer that crashed into a utility pole Tuesday afternoon, knocking out power and forcing the closure of Daniel Webster Highway, as West Roxbury, Mass. resident Christopher Amico.

The accident, reported at about 2 p.m. near 751 Daniel Webster Highway, near the Bedford town line, occurred when Amico, driving north, apparently lost control of the older-model Explorer, which left the roadway, struck and snapped the pole and came to rest on its side on the shoulder of the road, police said. ...

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MERRIMACK – Police have identified the driver of the Ford Explorer that crashed into a utility pole Tuesday afternoon, knocking out power and forcing the closure of Daniel Webster Highway, as West Roxbury, Mass. resident Christopher Amico.

The accident, reported at about 2 p.m. near 751 Daniel Webster Highway, near the Bedford town line, occurred when Amico, driving north, apparently lost control of the older-model Explorer, which left the roadway, struck and snapped the pole and came to rest on its side on the shoulder of the road, police said.

Amico, 26, was out of the vehicle when police, firefighters and ambulance personnel arrived, police said. He was treated by medics for non-life threatening injuries and transported to Catholic Medical Center in Manchester for observation, police said.

The DW Highway was closed in both directions for about two hours, police said, as PSNH crews worked to stabilized the downed power lines and restore power to the area.

Police ask anyone who witnessed the crash, which remains under investigation, to contact Officer William Vandersyde at 424-3774.

Police also remind residents who have not done so to register on the town’s Nixle alert system to keep abreast of emergencies and such developments as road closures.

--DEAN SHALHOUP