For Immediate Release
Posted: March 21, 2024


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

Update: Arrest Made In March 2023 Fatal Crash In Hinsdale

motor-vehicle crash

HINSDALE, N.H. – An arrest has been made in connection to a March 28, 2023 fatal crash in Hinsdale. Last Thursday, March 14, Dylan Morse was arrested by Troopers from the New Hampshire State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction (CAR) Unit. Morse had been previously indicted by a grand jury in Cheshire County on the charges of manslaughter, negligent homicide, and driving or operating after suspension resulting in death or serious personal injury. Morse was arraigned March 18 and was held at the Cheshire County House of Corrections.

Initial News Release - March 29, 2023

HINSDALE, N.H. – On March 28, 2023, at approximately 5:49p.m., troopers were notified of a serious motor vehicle crash on Route 119 in Hinsdale. The crash occurred just south of Runnings near the Vermont state line.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Hinsdale Police officers were in the area for an unrelated incident when an officer observed a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta traveling at a high rate of speed and operating erratically while traveling westbound towards Vermont. The vehicle then reversed direction and continued back eastbound crossing into the westbound lane and colliding head on with a 1999 Jeep Wrangler.

The Volkswagen Jetta was occupied by:

  1. Dylan Morse
    Age: 21
    Winchester, NH

  2. Teasha Kristolaitis (passenger)
    Age: 21
    Winchester, NH

  3. Richard Miner (passenger)
    Age: 24
    Greenfield, MA

Morse and Kristolaitis were transported by ambulance to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Miner was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Jeep was operated by: Arthur Oefinger, Age: 59, Hinsdale, NH.

Oefinger was transported by ambulance to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

Troop C troopers were assisted at the scene by members the New Hampshire State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction (CAR) Unit, the Hinsdale Fire Department, Brattleboro Fire and Rescue, Rescue Inc. and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.

Route 119 was closed for approximately 7 hours while responders documented and cleared the scene.

The crash remains under investigation and charges are possible. Anyone with information is asked to call Trooper First Class Brian Ross at (603) 931-2738 or