Conservation Officer Eric Fluette
(603) 788-4850 (603) 271-3361
March 20, 2019
Stewartstown, NH – At approximately 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20, Cynthia Jaycox, 81, of Columbia, NH was operating a snowmobile on the Corridor 5 Trail in Stewartstown. She was operating in a group of snowmobiles and was following behind her son, Bruce Jaycox, 62, of Clarksville, NH.
Bruce Jaycox stopped at the trail junction with Heath Road. While in the process of stepping off his snowmobile he heard an abrupt acceleration from the snowmobile that Cindy Jaycox was driving. She then crashed into him and his snowmobile. Serious injuries were sustained by both in the crash.
A 911 call was placed and a response from Colebrook Fire Department, 45th Parallel EMS, Errol Rescue, Beecher Falls Fire & Rescue, Lifeflight of Maine, Dhart Helicopter and Conservation Officers began. First responders utilized a tracked ARGO and a rescue snowmobile with trailer to transport the injured parties to awaiting ambulances and helicopters. Both Cindy Jaycox and Bruce Jaycox were transported by helicopter to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.
This crash is still under investigation. Inexperience is believed to be a primary factor in the crash.