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Hooksett Man Loses Life After I-89, Dead Bear Accident

NH State Police: Bear carcass was in the middle of the highway; request witnesses to come forward.

A Hooksett man attempting to avoid a dead black bear in the middle of I-89 died after an early morning crash in Hopkinton on Oct. 9.

Jesse Amador, 24, of Hooksett, was driving on the highway at around 5:30 a.m. just before Exit 5, when he reportedly maneuvered to miss the bear and swerved off the highway and into trees along the interstate. The New Hampshire State Police reported that they believe that the bear was previously struck by a pickup truck.

Amador, who was driving a Subaru, reportedly swerved into the right lane, down an embankment, striking trees before stopping.

“Troopers on scene broke through the vehicle's front windshield to access the (unconscious) operator who was not (seat-belted) and they performed CPR until the Hopkinton Fire Department arrived on scene,” according to Sgt. Gregory Ferry of the state police.

Amador later died of his injuries.

State police are looking for help with the investigation. Call Trooper Irwin Malilay of State Police Troop D at 271-1162 or 223-8496.

Shishawnna Leigh October 09, 2012 at 08:33 PM
It seems as though if someone some where was doing their job this death never would have happened. My sympathy to his family and friends.
Janice October 09, 2012 at 09:51 PM
The person who hit the bear in the first place should have stopped so that this wouldn't happen! Geesh!! Who the hell is looking for a dead bear on the road at that time of day or any time for that matter. Sad story to say the least.
Krystle October 09, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Just as an FYI...the bear was hit just moments before this young man hit the bear so instead of throwing daggers at the driver of the other vehicle you might need to find out some facts first. The driver and the occupants of the truck turned around in a safe place and returned to the scene. They did not even know an accident had occured until they returned to the scene. One of the drivers who is a firefighter called 911 and ran to the vehicle to try and help at which time state police showed up.
Tony Schinella (Editor) October 10, 2012 at 12:15 AM
@Krystle: Thanks for the expanded explanation.
Krystle October 10, 2012 at 12:37 AM
My family member happened to be an occupant in the truck. I know what happened and what the news put out there isn't even half the story. I understand everyone likes to voice their opinion but they really need to learn the facts before bashing people. It's called an accident for a reason.
Jason October 10, 2012 at 05:11 PM
His ways are not our ways. Love you Jesse, you will be very sorely missed.
Alfred De Berardinis October 11, 2012 at 01:26 AM
fred. jesse used to work for my electricain thats how i met him. he also did work in my house. very good kid our prayers go out to his family and friends.

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