BARNSTEAD, N.H. (AP) — A driver is dead after a convertible plunged 12 feet off a road in Barnstead and landed on its roof in a brook.
A motorist alerted police on Wednesday morning that a convertible was in the creek. Its passenger compartment was submerged.
Officials say an officer broke a side window, removed the driver from waist-deep water and tried to perform CPR on him. He was declared dead at a hospital.
His name is being withheld until his family can be notified.
Police say it appears the car was driving down a hill when it crossed into the other lane, struck a mailbox and ended up in the brook.
An autopsy is planned for Thursday.
Police are investigating the cause of the crash.
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