Newbury Man Arrested for Grantham Hit and Run

grantham crashHenry Carnevale, 65, of Newbury, New Hampshire was arrested at his residence yesterday afternoon after leaving the scene of a collision on Interstate 89 in Grantham.  He was initially held overnight on $5,000 cash bail on charges of Reckless Conduct and Conduct After an Accident.  He was arraigned today in Newport Circuit Court and released on $25,000 personal recognizance bail.

The incident occurred on Aug. 9 at approximately 7:28 a.m.

The ensuing state police investigation revealed a white 2014 Volkswagen Jetta had been traveling northbound on I89 as a white 2003 Ford Explorer followed closely behind it.

At some point, the Explorer passed the Jetta and then changed lanes in front of it.  A collision resulted, during which the Jetta lost control and struck a bridge abutment close to workers in an active DOT construction zone.

The operator of the Jetta and a child passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

Carnevale, the driver of the Explorer, left the scene.

The collision was caught on video.

Anyone with information related to this crash is encouraged to please contact Trooper Michael CATALFAMO at (603) 223-8697 or by email at

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