Fatal Crash on Sagamore Road

On 4/28/18 at 5:44 am, Rye Police and Rye Fire Rescue were dispatched to Sagamore Rd at Berry Brook for a motor vehicle crash, reported as a rollover in water. Responding units found a 1996 Jeep Cherokee overturned, partially submerged in Berry Brook. Portsmouth Fire responded to assist, as well as Greenland and New Castle Police with the road closure. The male operator was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Portsmouth Regional Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Sagamore Rd remained closed until approximately 8:30 am for the accident reconstruction and vehicle recovery. NH DES, Coast Guard and Marine Patrol were notified due to fluids leaking in Berry Brook. The Medical Examiner's office and the County Attorney's office were also notified. The accident remains under investigation by the Rye Police and the Medical Examiner's office. The victim is not being identified pending family notifications. Anyone with information regarding the crash is encouraged to call the Rye Police at 603-964-5522.