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Methuen man found in flames next to burning car in N.H.

One Massachusetts resident died and another was seriously injured in separate car crashes in New Hampshire Thursday and early this morning.

At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, police found a 2012 Mazda A6 fully engulfed in flames in a parking lot in Windham off of Interstate 93.

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Mark Vivier, 39, of Methuen, was lying on the pavement directly next to the car. He was on fire, and a passerby was trying to help him, New Hampshire State Police said in a statement.

Police helped pull Vivier away from the burning car and extinguished the flames.

He was airlifted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

The incident is under investigation by the State Police and the State Fire Marshal’s office. Police are asking that anyone who may have information about the fire to please call 603-223-4381.

In the second incident, just after midnight this morning, police responded to a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Towle Farm and Brown roads in Hampton Falls.

Police said that the driver of a 2012 Nissan Altima was driving on Towle Farm Road, failed to stop at an intersection, and hit a stone wall.

Jason Roberts, 36, of North Reading, sustained serious injuries in the crash and was transported to Exeter Hospital and later flown to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment.

The crash is under investigation, New Hampshire State Police said.

Alli Knothe can be reached at
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