Cop on sick leave after crash

PETERBOROUGH — Peterborough Police Officer George Xenakis is not on active duty this week, following a July 14 accident on Route 101 involving three vehicles, including a pickup truck driven by Xenakis, who was off duty at the time.

Xenakis and three other people were hospitalized after the accident, which took place shortly after 4 p.m. A Dodge 1500 pick-up driven by Xenakis, a 24-year-old resident of Jaffrey, collided with the rear end of a Dodge 2500 pickup driven by Jacob Ruoff of Antrim, near the Union Street intersection. Ruoff’s truck then crashed into a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Anthony Gravallese, 22, of Reading, Mass.

Xenakis, Ruoff and Ruoff’s mother, Mary Ruoff, were treated and released from Monadnock Community Hospital. Gravallese was listed in satisfactory condition last week at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon; on Wednesday, hospital officials were unable to provide additional information on his status.

On Wednesday, Peterborough Police Chief Scott Guinard said Xenakis is on sick leave. Guinard referred all other questions to N.H. State Police, who are in charge of the accident investigation.

State Police Trooper Kelly Healey said Wednesday that the case remains under investigation, with no new information to report.

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