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For Immediate Release
August 3, 2021


Trooper Lauren Hervieux
(603) 223-8490 |

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash, Route 202 - Rochester

On Tuesday August 3, 2021 at approximately 11:20 p.m. Troopers from the New Hampshire State Police Troop-A responded to Route 202 in the city of Rochester for a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a commercial vehicle.  Initial on-scene investigation revealed that a 2013 Freightliner truck with a box trailer in tow, being driven by Philip Mclain, age 56, of South Portland, ME was traveling westbound on Route 202.  A 2012 Cadillac SRX, being driven by Robert Barney age 46, of Rochester, NH, had been traveling eastbound.  The Cadillac crossed the center line and struck the freightliner truck head-on.  Barney was pronounced deceased at the scene; Mclain was not injured in the collision.  The cause of the collision remains under investigation.  Route 202 was closed for several hours as the investigation was conducted.

Troopers from New Hampshire State Police Troop-A were assisted at the scene by New Hampshire State Police Troop-G Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Unit, New Hampshire State Police Collision and Analysis Reconstruction [C.A.R] Unit, Rochester Police Department, Rochester Fire & EMS, NH DOT, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, as well as National Wrecker.

Anyone with information pertaining to this crash is asked to contact Trooper Lauren Hervieux of the New Hampshire State Police, Troop-A Barracks at (603)223-8490 or