• NH teen dies in Ascutney crash
    April 01,2014

    ASCUTNEY — A teenager from Claremont, N.H., was killed Sunday evening in a single-vehicle crash on Route 131 in Ascutney.

    Scotlynn Silfies, 19, was taken to Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, where she was pronounced dead, according to police.

    The driver, Seth Smith, 20, was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., for treatment of back and neck injuries.

    The black Mazda the two were traveling in went off the edge of Route 131 in a wooded stretch of the roadway, far from the nearest houses.

    “It had hit a 12-inch-diameter tree and then it rolled down a 20- to 25-foot embankment, and then it was leaned up against another tree,” said Ascutney Fire Chief Darrin Spaulding. Immediately after the crash, Spaulding said, Smith “crawled out of the back window and got up to the road and flagged some people down.”

    Weathersfield police said the crash closed Route 131 for about four hours. Members of the Windsor County state’s attorney’s office said Monday the police investigation into what led to the fatal crash is still active.

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