For Immediate Release
Posted: March 30, 2024


Tyler Dumont, Public Information Officer
(603) 223-3641 |

Crash at Hampton Tolls Leaves Driver With Serious Injuries

Troop A

HAMPTON, N.H. – An adult male was left with serious injuries after the pickup he was driving crashed and caught fire on Interstate 95 in Hampton.

At 4:11 p.m. today, Saturday, March 30, 2024, State Troopers from the Troop A barracks responded to a report of a crash at the Hampton Toll Plaza. Upon arrival, Troopers found a gray 2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck fully engulfed in flames. The driver of the pickup had serious but non-life-threatening injuries and the only passenger, a child under 18, was not hurt. Hampton Fire/Rescue was called to the scene and extinguished the fire.

The preliminary investigation has determined that just before the crash, the pickup was approaching the Hampton Toll Plaza on the northbound side of Interstate 95 when its driver, identified as Patrick Jones, 43, of South Portland, Maine, suddenly changed lanes. The pickup then hit a concrete abutment next to a tollbooth and went airborne before crashing and catching fire. 

A toll attendant, who was inside the adjacent tollbooth at the time of the crash, was not hurt. Jones was taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital to be treated for his injuries. The child passenger was transported to the hospital as a precaution. 

Multiple lanes at the tolls were also closed while firefighters worked to extinguish the fire and during the on-scene investigation. In addition to Hampton/Fire Rescue, the Hampton Police Department also assisted the New Hampshire State Police at the scene. 

While impairment is not suspected to be a factor, all aspects of the crash remain under investigation. 

Anyone who may have additional information about the crash and has not already spoken with investigators is asked to contact Trooper Philip Sheehy at