SANDWICH — A Tamworth teenager has died after crashing his car into a tree.
Police said Jake Davison, 19, of Tamworth was driving on Route 25 in Tamworth on Monday at about 10:40 p.m. when a state trooper tried to stop him.
Davison refused to stop and police said he accelerated to a high rate of speed and headed onto Route 113. Police report that Davison turned off his lights during the chase. The officer stopped the chase, turning off his emergency lights, but Davison lost control of a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta and hit a tree on the north side of the road in the area of Foss Flats Road.
Police said he was severely injured and died at the scene.
The State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Unit is investigating.
Officers from Sandwich and Moultonborough as well as rescue crews from Stewarts Ambulance and Moultonborough Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.
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