Driver sneezes; 2 trucks collide; both burn on I-93

Updated Jul 7, 2019

Authorities in New Hampshire say a truck driver’s sneeze led to a fiery crash on Interstate 93 today.

WBZ in Boston reports New Hampshire State Police say a 61-year-old tractor-trailer driver from Canada was northbound on I-93 near Sanbornton when he sneezed. This is said to have caused him to veer into a tractor-trailer that was disabled in the breakdown lane of the interstate.

The crash caused a fire that consumed both trucks. However, only one minor injury was reported.

I-93 was closed for several hours following the crash that occurred at about 11 a.m.

Sanbornton is located north of Concord and South of the White Mountain National Forest and near Laconia.