Merrimack resident dies in crash
Deceased was actively involved in town’s fire dept. and IT committee
MERRIMACK – Paul Mondoux, the chairman of the town’s Technology Committee and current president of the Merrimack Call Firefighters Association, died Sunday afternoon of multiple injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash in Manchester.
Mondoux, 63, of 71 Back River Road, reportedly lost control of the three-wheeled motorcycle he was operating northbound on Interstate 293 at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, according to State Police.
The bike left the roadway near the split of I-293 and Route 93, continued along the shoulder of the highway and struck a metal guard rail, police said.
A preliminary investigation indicated that speed may have been a factor in the crash, but a full investigation is ongoing, authorities added. Trooper John Tyo of State Police Troop B is in charge of the investigation, Lt. Bryan Trask said.
Mondoux was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said no other vehicles were involved.
Several northbound lanes of I-293 were closed for about three hours to allow police to conduct their on-scene investigation.
On Monday, the Merrimack Call Firefighters Association paid tribute to Mondoux on
social media, announcing that he “passed (Sunday) in a motor vehicle accident” and that their “thoughts and prayers are with Paul’s family on this difficult day.”
Mondoux, originally from Nashua and a graduate of Nashua High School, was a longtime member of the association and a lieutenant on the Emergency Medical Services call department.
A 35-year employee at the aerospace technology firm Lockheed Martin, Mondoux was appointed to Merrimack’s technology committee in November 2016.
His other affiliations include the Keene-based Monadnock Composite Squadron of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, and as a director of training for the Civil Air Patrol Northeast region.
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