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Icy roads lead to rash of crashes across region

A Bennington fire captain suffered injuries while responding to a crash early Saturday in one of several weather-related accidents over the past three days.

According to Francestown Police Officer Glenn Robarge, Bennington Fire Captain Matthew Hall, 31, of Francestown was traveling from his home on Back Mountain Road and went off the road near the intersection with Bennington Road. His car went off the road into a ditch, and was towed from the scene. Hall suffered facial injuries and was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital. Hall was treated and released Saturday, according to Laura Gingras, Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Relations.

In Jaffrey, one car left the roadway Monday morning and came to a rest with its trunk wedged underneath a tractor trailer. According to police, Ashley Gibbons, 22, of Wilton, lost control of her Chrysler Sebring on Route 202 at the curve by D.D. Bean, sliding across the road and underneath the truck parked in the area across from the match factory. Gibbons was not injured, though her car was towed from the scene.

On Monday afternoon, Barry Thessen, 31, of Keene, was driving his 1996 Chevy Prism on Mountain Road near Miliken Road when he lost control of the Chevy and crashed the car. No injuries were reported, but the car was towed from the scene. On Sunday morning in Jaffrey, police said one car slid off the roadway and had to be pulled back onto the road.

Police in Lyndeborough reported one minor accident early Monday on Center Road, where a car went into to ditch. There were no injuries or significant damage.

In Rindge, police said several cars left the roadway over the weekend, one causing a rear-end crash and several others resulting in arrests.

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