DOVER, N.H. — Police continue to investigate Monday night’s two-car accident that left one man dead and a woman seriously injured.
Ralph Iovanna, 62, of South Berwick, was killed when his Lincoln Mark VIII was struck broadside by a silver Nissan Rogue at the intersection of Oak Street and Portland Avenue, according to press release from Police Capt. Bill Breault.
Iovanna was pronounced dead at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover.
Police say the operator of the Nissan was Kris Sanford-Johnson, 44, of Sanford, Maine. Sanford-Johnson remains in critical condition at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.
According to Breault, Iovanna was traveling east on Oak Street when his car was T-boned by Sanford-Johnson’s, which was traveling south on Portland Avenue.
The Dover Fire Department responded to the call at approximately 7:45 p.m. Monday. Investigators closed off a section of road, also known as Route 4, as they examined the wreckage of the two vehicles. At that time, Breault said it was too early to determine what caused the accident or whether alcohol, speed or weather were factors.
A Rollinsford police officer helped direct traffic away from the intersection, which was closed for several hours.
The Dover Police Technical Accident Reconstruction Unit and Special Investigations Bureau continue to investigate the accident.
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