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Littleton man involved in N.H. wrong-way crash
Littleton man involved in N.H. wrong-way crash

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Two people were injured in a crash Thursday night on Interstate 293 allegedly caused by a wrong-way driver from Littleton, Mass.

According to New Hampshire State Police, Joseph Panish, 72, of Littleton, entered I-293 north at Exit 5 traveling southbound, subsequently crashing the 2015 Subaru Legacy he was driving head-on into a 2003 Toyota Camry driven by Shannon Gramitt, 29, of Manchester.

Police were alerted to the wrong-way driver just before the crash occurred around 9:30 p.m.

When troopers arrived at the scene, they reported finding Panish’s Subaru with heavy front-end damage and facing south in the northbound travel lane. Gramitt’s Toyota also had heavy front-end damage.

Both drivers were transported to area hospitals, though their injuries were not considered life-threatening, and their vehicles were towed from the scene.

All northbound traffic was closed for a short period while the scene was cleared.

A third vehicle, driven by Bruna Rodrigues De Paula, 27, of Manchester, struck debris left by the crash. She was not injured, but her vehicle was left inoperable and had to be towed.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Trooper Timothy Whelan at the New Hampshire State Police – Troop B Barracks at 603-223-3849 or

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