No Driver’s License in Secret Service Crash
fatal accidentBruce Danforth 45, who was killed in a head on collision with four Secret Service officers, had a suspended license. Law Enforcement Officials said the crash occurred Tuesday night in Wakefield just after 7 pm when Danforth and two passengers were heading north in his Mercury Sable when he crossed a double yellow line, and collided head-on into the Ford Taurus carrying four Secret Service Officers. Officials say Danforth was known to them and was on probation.
The agents were on active duty covering Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton visit to NH. Both vehicles sustained heavy frontend damage.
The four Secret Service Officers were transported to Frisbee Memorial Hospital for initial treatment for serious but non-life threatening injuries one officer remains hospitalized in a Boston Hospital
Passenger Kristina Buswell age 21, and Danforth’s girlfriend Natasha Meroski age 35 were transported from the scene to Frisbee Memorial Hospital and Huggins Hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Police believe that Danforth may have been passing another car but no one has come forward. If anyone has further information regarding this investigation, please call Tfc. Christopher Storm at 603.223.8607 or email Christopher.storm@dos.nh.gov.

VPS Releases Names in Fatal Killington Crash
Vermont State Police have released the names of those killed and injured in the Tractor Trailer crash Tuesday afternoon in Killington. Although the investigation remains ongoing, witnesses reported the 2016 International tractor-trailer crossed the centerline as it traveled east on Rte.4. The semi-truck collided head on with the Cadillac killing driver Ryszard Malarczyk 51, passenger Jaroslaw Karczewski 51, and Anita Malarczyk 50, who was ejected. Peter Malarczyk 20, Monica Malarczyk 22, and 16 year old Natalie Malarczyk were taken to Rutland Regional Medical Center and then to UVM Medical Center in Burlington, VT with serious injuries. The Malarczyks are from Hastings on the Hudson NY.
Tractor Trailer driver Lashawn Jones 41 of Alpharetta, GA was treated for body soreness.

Forest Society to Buy Andrew Brook Trailhead
The Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests has an agreement to buy 33 acres in Newbury. The property is off Mountain Road and contains the popular Andrew Brook Trail that leads to Lake Solitude on Mt. Sunapee. The society however must raise $110,000 to cover the purchase, legal fees and future stewardship costs by January 20. In 2006, the Society led a campaign to purchase a conservation easement on 1,100 acres of land on the eastern slope of Mt. Sunapee. The easement protects the middle section of Andrew Brook Trail. The trailhead, however, remained in private ownership and unprotected, and it has now been put up for sale.
The society however must raise $110,000 to cover the purchase, legal fees and future stewardship costs by January 20. The society is reaching out to the hiking community, friends, and neighbors for support to protect the trailhead. Donations can be by going to the http://www.forestsociety.org and clicking on projects.