For Immediate Release
Posted: November 10, 2023


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

Minor Crash Involving State Police Cruiser

GILFORD, New Hampshire - On Friday, November 10, 2023, at approximately 4:48 p.m., a New Hampshire State Trooper was on patrol on Route 3, northbound in the town of Gilford, NH.  During this time, the Trooper observed a motor vehicle violator traveling in the southbound lane.  The Trooper activated his emergency lights and began to turn his vehicle around.  As the Trooper conducted the U-turn, a vehicle traveling behind him failed to yield and crossed the double yellow line and collided into the cruiser.  The operator was identified as:

Constine Kostas 
Age: 93
Boxford, MA 

Kostas and his passenger were transported to Concord Hospital in Laconia, NH. Additionally, the Trooper was also transported to Concord Hospital in Laconia, NH. All involved in the collision sustained minor injuries. Troopers on scene were assisted by the Gilford Police Department and Gilford Fire and Rescue.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision are encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Kempes Corbally either by email at or at (603) 223-8928.