MANCHESTER, N.H. — A Fitchburg man was one of two drivers who accidentally struck a man who reportedly jumped off an overpass fence above I-293 in Manchester on Monday, State Police said in a press release.

Brad Desrochers, 38, hit the pedestrian just below South Willow Street overpass, police said. Police identified the other driver as 49-year-old Cheryl Fuentes, of Derry. The drivers were traveling southbound on I-293, according to the news release.

The pedestrian, the 44-year-old victim, Richard Newton, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. The drivers did not sustain any injuries as a result of the accident. Police have asked that anyone with information about the incident reach out to Trooper Travis Merritt at


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