Hoosick Falls, N.Y. woman dies of injuries received in Jaffrey, N.H. car crash


HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — A local woman injured in a car crash last month in Jaffrey, N.H. died of her injuries on May 6, according to her obituary.

According to a release from the Jaffrey Police Department, on April 16 at 12:57 a.m. police received a call that a vehicle had gone off Nutting Road and crashed. Upon arrival, they found Christopher Hildreth, 25, of Jaffrey, out of the vehicle with a head injury. Catherine Senecal, 24, of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., was in the car's driver's seat with injuries to her head, neck and legs, and was unconscious. She was taken via helicopter to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass. while Hildreth was taken by Jaffrey Rindge Memorial Ambulance to Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough, N.H.

An investigation indicated the vehicle, a 2007 Chevy Aveo, was travelling west on Nutting Road when it failed to make a turn and collided head-on with a tree. Both airbags deployed; neither Hildreth nor Senecal were wearing a seatbelt. Police said excessive speed appears to be the cause of the crash. New Hampshire State Police assisted with the investigation.

Jaffrey Police Chief Bill Oswalt said in an email Tuesday that the investigation is currently open and that Hildreth, through his attorney, has chosen not to speak with police about the crash.

— Contact Keith Whitcomb Jr. at 802-447-7567 Ext. 115


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