2 women die in NH auto crash

May 1, 2011

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WINCHESTER, N.H.—New Hampshire State Police say two women have died as a result of a crash of two vehicles on Route 10 in Winchester.

Police say a Nissan Pathfinder driven by 39-year-old James Couch of Swanzey struck a Nissan Sentra driven by 16-year-old Kelsey Hopkinson of Keene on Saturday afternoon.

Hopkinson and 21-year-old Melissa Labrake of Keene, who was riding in Hopkinson's car, died as a result of their injuries.

Labrake's 20-month-old daughter, Emma Labrake, and was flown to a hospital in Worcester, Mass., with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Couch and 22-year-old Heather McCormick of Winchester, who was riding in Hopkinson's car, were taken to a Keene, N.H., hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the cause of the accident is still being investigated.