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Maine State Police vehicle struck on Piscataqua River Bridge

UPDATE: State police identified the drivers involved in the Wednesday morning crash.
Credit: NBC

Maine State Police have identified the driver of a truck that hit a state police cruiser Wednesday morning and sent a trooper to an area hospital.

Sean McInnis, 31, of Merrimack, New Hampshire, was headed north on the Piscataqua River Bridge just after 6:30 a.m. when his silver Ford F150 pickup truck hit a Maine State Police cruiser driven by Trooper Thomas Welch, 43.

Welch's fully-marked cruiser was parked in the left northbound lane of Interstate 95 on the Piscataqua River Bridge, with emergency lights activated, in a construction zone, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss said.

McInnis and two occupants of the truck were not injured. New Hampshire State Police are investigating the crash.


A Maine State Police trooper was brought to a New Hampshire hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening Wednesday morning after the trooper's cruiser was hit by another vehicle.

The crash occurred in a construction zone on the Piscataqua River Bridge in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss.

The Piscataqua River Bridge connects Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with Kittery, Maine.

New Hampshire State Police is assisting with the reconstruction and investigation, Moss added.

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