Rockingham teen killed in crash, teen driver facing charges

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PUTNEY — Police are investigating a fatal crash that took place in Putney yesterday.

The single-vehicle crash took place on US Route 5 at around 3:05 a.m.

Police say a 16-year-old passenger from Rockingham was extricated from the vehicle and immediately transported to the hospital, however, was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival.

A 16-year-old driver from Saxton’s River was also transported to the same hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was processed for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Police say the driver will appear in court later this week on charges of grossly negligent operation with death resulting, and DUI with fatality resulting.