Conservation Officer Levi Frye
March 13, 2023
Pittsburg, NH – At approximately 1:15 p.m. on Friday, March 10, Fish and Game Conservation Officers were notified of a rental snowmobile crash on Murphy Dam Road involving a 27-year-old female operator. An emergency response was initiated by Pittsburg Fire Department and 45th Parallel EMS along with a Conservation Officer.
The victim, identified as Megan Lemire, of Nashua, NH, was less than an hour into her first snowmobile ride when the crash occurred. According to Lemire and witnesses, she was operating south on Murphy Dam Road when she lost control of the snowmobile while attempting to make a lefthand turn. Lemire’s machine came over a bump in the trail, causing her to lose control and grasp the handlebars and throttle, accelerating her machine into a NH Department of Environmental Services dam gauging station next to the trail. While her machine was accelerating, Lemire caught her leg in the track and suspension of the snowmobile, trapping her to it. An emergency call was placed and rescuers rushed to her aid.
Rescuers and good Samaritans had to remove the suspension of the machine to free Lemire. Due to the nature of her injuries, a call to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team (DHART) helicopter was placed by rescuers.
Lemire was transported to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) in Colebrook by 45th Parallel Ambulance to meet the DHART helicopter, which transported her to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebonon for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
NH Fish and Game would like to remind all riders to operate within their limits and be mindful of ever changing trail conditions while out enjoying the last weeks of winter.