For Immediate Release
Posted: December 17, 2023


Amber Lagace, Public Information Officer
(603) 223-8434 |

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

PINKHAM’S GRANT, New Hampshire – On December 17, 2023, at about 11:37 a.m., Troopers of the New Hampshire State Police Troop F barracks and the Collision Accident Reconstruction (C.A.R.) Unit responded to the area of Route 16 in Pinkham’s Grant for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Based on the investigation at the scene and eyewitness accounts, it was determined that:

Bradley Eldridge
Age: 63
Errol, NH

was operating the Errol, NH Fire Department’s 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD truck, traveling northbound on Route 16 and collided with a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado traveling southbound on Route 16. Bradley Eldridge was transported to Memorial Hospital in Conway for suspected serious injuries. The operator of the 2011 Silverado:

Richard Gauthier
Age: 60
Gorham, NH

was transported to the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin and later transported to Dartmouth Medical Center with serious life-threatening injuries. The passenger of the 2011 Silverado

Linda Gauthier
Age: 54
Gorham, NH

was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Troopers were assisted on scene by local Fire and EMS, along with the Jackson and Gorham Police Departments.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone that may have further information related to this crash is encouraged to contact Trooper First Class Daniel Quartulli at