For Immediate Release
Posted: March 04, 2024


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

Interstate 93 Highway Safety Initiative

CONCORD, New Hampshire – Troopers from the New Hampshire State Police Troop D Barracks participated in an Office of Highway Safety initiative from February 24, 2024, through March 1, 2024. The purpose of this initiative was to increase enforcement efforts on Interstate 93 between Boscawen to Plymouth, roughly from Exit 17 to Exit 24. Historically, according to data, this stretch of Interstate has been a ‘hot spot’ for dangerous driving resulting in motor vehicle crashes and fatal motor vehicle crashes. Since 2019, this stretch of Interstate has seen 9 fatal crashes and over 1,000 total crashes, with a portion resulting in serious bodily injury to those involved. Troopers goal for this initiative was to change driving behavior, specifically targeting excessive and dangerous speed, aggressive and distracted driving.  

During this initiative, Troop D Troopers stopped 144 vehicles for various motor vehicle violations, resulting in 105 citations being issued. 

Also, during this enforcement initiative, on February 28, 2024, at approximately 10:13 a.m., Troopers responded to a single motor vehicle crash on Interstate 93 South in Sanbornton. Throughout the investigation, Troopers identified a single vehicle, a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic had rolled over into the median and had heavy damage. The operator and passenger in the vehicle were both transported to Concord Hospital. The passenger suffered serious bodily injury as a result of the crash. The operator of the vehicle was identified as: 

Kayn Whitney
Age: 28
Lancaster, NH

Whitney was charged with Aggravated DUI and Vehicular Assault. He refused bail on those charges and was held by the Department of Corrections on a probation violation. He was arraigned on February 29, 2024, for his charges out of Franklin District Court. 

This initiative is sponsored and funded by the New Hampshire Office of Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2023, 122 motorists were killed in fatal motor vehicle crashes on New Hampshire roadways. The New Hampshire State Police is devoted to changing driving behavior, in collaboration with our local and county partners to decrease the number of citizens and visitors being killed on our roadways.