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Truck crash starts fire on I-93 north in New Hampshire

A crash involving two tractor-trailers shut down Interstate 93 north for 1½ hours.Staff Sergeant William Graham/New Hampshire State Police

A truck driver sneezed and veered his vehicle into another truck that was stopped on the side of Interstate 93 north in New Hampshire on Wednesday morning. One person received minor injuries, and the highway was closed for 1½ hours, officials said.

The crash, which involved two tractor-trailers, occurred near Exit 23 in New Hampton at 11:08 a.m., New Hampshire State Police said.

One tractor-trailer was stopped in the right breakdown lane when Andre Cassidy of Windsor, Quebec, who was driving past in another tractor-trailer, sneezed and swerved, police said.

A large fire started after the crash. Both trailers were empty.


Cassidy, 61, was driving a 2017 International for Division TM Transport located in Thetford Mines, Quebec. He was issued a citation for crossing a solid line, police said.

Maria Lovato of the Globe staff contributed to this report. Sophia Eppolito can be reached at sophia.eppolito@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @SophiaEppolito.