A man dies after being struck by a car on a New Hampshire highway
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A motorist was killed Saturday night on the New Hampshire Turnpike after he struck a car with his car door open, authorities said.
Police said the man, identified as John Adams, had just exited the car he was driving on the left side of the highway when he was struck by the car.
Adams, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said Adams was driving westbound on the Turnpile, when he became trapped and stopped for a traffic light.
A trooper was able to get out of the car and help Adams.
The trooper told the driver that he was about to be towed.
Adams was pronounced a hero by local officials who gave him a plaque for his actions.
“This is a very sad day for us,” New Hampshire State Police Superintendent Jeff Smith said in a statement.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with John Adams’ family, friends and community.”
Adams’ death is the latest in a string of fatal crashes that have led to protests and demonstrations in New Hampshire and across the country in recent years.
The state’s attorney general’s office said that after conducting an investigation into Adams’ death, a warrant has been issued for his arrest and a grand jury investigation is underway.
A New Hampshire native, Adams was an engineer with a long-term contract with General Electric and was on a work trip to Boston, the state’s Department of Public Safety said in an email.
A motorist was killed Saturday night on the New Hampshire Turnpike after he struck a car with his car door…