NH state police investigate rollover, driver found 10 hours later

New Hampshire State Police are investigating a car crash that occurred on I-89 southbound in Enfield Friday.

Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle rollover. The driver was traveling southbound in the passing lane when he veered off the road and struck a section of the guard rail. 

According to police, the car rolled over multiple times, and both the car and the guard rail sustained extensive damage. 

When officers arrived on scene, the driver could not be found. He was later identified as 49-year-old James Borneman of Springfield. 

After checking with local hospitals and family members and learning that there had been no contact from Borneman, officers returned to the scene hours later. 

Officers found footprints on a nearby trail, which led them to a brook. A K-9 tracked the brook, and it was discovered that Borneman had crossed the water.

When officers went to the other side of the brook, the K-9 led them up a hill to where Borneman was located around 4:30 a.m.

It’s believed that the crash occurred about ten hours before he was found.

He was found lying on the ground in fetal position, unconscious and suffering from hypothermia.

The Hanover Fire Department used an extended ladder to retrieve Borneman.

He was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital with serious injuries sustained as a result of the crash and exposure to the elements.  

The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information is urged to contact Trooper Janell Smith, Troop D, at 603-271-1162. 

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