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New Hampshire trooper killed in crash with big rig

New Hampshire trooper killed in crash with big rig
New Hampshire State Police (NHSP) Staff Sgt. Jesse Sherrill died Thursday after his cruiser was struck by an 18-wheeler. (Courtesy: NHSP)

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A New Hampshire State Police trooper died early Thursday when a tractor trailer collided with his cruiser on Interstate 95.

Staff Sgt. Jesse Sherrill was working at the site of an overnight paving project when the crash happened just north of Exit 3 northbound, Col. Nathan Noyes said. The driver of the tractor trailer was treated at a hospital and released; Sherill was pronounced dead at the hospital.

“Staff Sgt. Sherill was known as a trooper’s trooper, a consummate, dedicated professional and a true family man,” Noyes said.

Sherill started his law enforcement career in Hooksett in 2001 and became a state trooper in 2002. He was promoted to assistant troop commander in August.

The crash is being investigated by Maine State Police, Noyes said. The truck driver’s name was not released.

Gov. Chris Sununu ordered flags lowered to half staff until Sunday in Sherill’s honor.

“He was an individual who noble answered that call to service and who was steadfast and devoted to the safety and wellbeing of all of his fellow Granite Staters,” Sununu said.

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — An Interstate 95 crash involving a state trooper and a tractor-trailer shut down some lanes on the northbound side, New Hampshire authorities said Thursday.

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The crash happened at about 1 a.m. near Exit 3 in Portsmouth, the New Hampshire Department of Safety said.

There was no immediate word on injuries.

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The department and state police planned to give an update on the crash.

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