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Police: Leominster man drove into 2 motorcycles, killing Townsend woman, 2 others


By Jon Bishop

BROOKLINE, N.H. — A 55-year-old Townsend woman was among three people killed when a vehicle driven by a Leominster man crossed the center line of Route 13 and crashed into two motorcycles, according to the New Hampshire State Police.

The crash occurred on Route 13 around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Brookline, according to a press release from the New Hampshire State Police.

Both motorcycle operators were killed, including Christine St. Jean, 55, of Townsend, as well as a passenger on one of the motorcycles, Lisa Pedrichizzi, 37, of Queensland, Australia. The New Hampshire medical examiner’s office is still trying to identify the operator of the second motorcycle, according to the release.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the vehicle, driven by Miguel Ramos, 41, of Leominster, crossed the center of the roadway and into the path of the motorcycles, according to the release.

When members of the Brookline Police Department, along with Brookline Fire and Rescue, arrived, they discovered St. Jean and the other motorcycle operator dead, the release said, and Pedrichizzi died Wednesday. She had been flown to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, the release said.

Ramos was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The New Hampshire State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Unit, at the request of Brookline PD, responded and assumed control of the investigation, the release said.

The crash remains under investigation, the release said.

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