Merrimack man flees scene of accident

MERRIMACK – A Merrimack man is facing charges after fleeing the scene of an accident, leaving an occupant behind who was ejected from the vehicle during the crash.

Jack Duffy, 21, of 5 Cynthia Road, Merrimack, is being charged with aggravated OUIL felony and conduct after an accident.

On Nov. 23, at 4:42 a.m., Merrimack police and fire departments officials responded to a motor vehicle crash on Boston Post Road and Seaverns Bridge Road. While responding, police learned Duffy had fled the scene of the accident on foot.

He was later located away from the scene on Boston Post Road.

When police arrived, they located a male victim, Jack Randall, 20, of Merrimack lying in the roadway.

Randall suffered life-threatening injuries and was later flown to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment, officials said.

Police were able to determine Duffy was the driver of the vehicle and was intoxicated, upon making contact with him.

He was then placed under

arrest.

According to officials, it was determined that Duffy’s vehicle, a 2006 Acura RSX, was traveling south on Seaverns Bridge Road and failed to negotiate the curve in the roadway while approaching Boston Post Road.

At that point, the vehicle left the road, striking several trees, rolling over and ejecting Randall.

Police said speed and impairment appear to be factors in the crash, and it remains under investigation by MPD.

Duffy’s bail was set at $25,000 cash or corporate surety.

Adam Urquhart can be reached at 594-1206 or aurquhart@nashuatelegraph.com.