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Man Charged in Connection with Fatal Crash that occurred at Page's Corner

MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH FATAL CRASH

Dunbarton - 25 May 2017: A Massachusetts man has been charged in connection with a March 11th fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of Concord Stage Road (Route 77) and Stark Highway North (Route 13), otherwise known as “Page’s Corner.”

Stephan Buckley, 55, of Andover, MA, has been charged with vehicular assault, simple assault, negligent driving, speeding and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

An investigation revealed that Buckley was speeding and ran a stop sign before crashing into a Toyota RAV4 being operated by Mike Whittier of Dunbarton. Buckley was travelling eastbound on Concord Stage Road towards Clinton Street in his Ford F-250 and crashed into Whittier who was crossing northbound through the intersection toward Jewett Road. 

Whittier sustained broken ribs and a ruptured spleen in the crash. He later passed away at a local hospital on March 19th from complications arising from injuries sustained in the crash.

Buckley (left photo) turned himself in to Dunbarton Police after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear for arraignment in the 6th Circuit – District Division – Concord on Monday, July 10th.

The New Hampshire State Police Collision Reconstruction and Analysis (CAR) Unit assisted Dunbarton Police in the investigation.