GILFORD — A Gilford man died on Saturday after the car he was driving left the roadway and crashed into a marshy area in Alton.
Lt. Todd MacDougall of the Alton Police Department said Richard Varricchio, 52, of Gilford, died at Lakes Region Hospital on Saturday night after emergency crews removed him from the vehicle.
MacDougall said that Varricchio was driving a 2015 Dodge Dart westbound on Route 11 in Alton and drove off the highway shortly after the intersection with Minge Cove Road. The emergency call was placed at 5:33 p.m. on Saturday.
"He sustained serious injuries from the crash," said MacDougall. Varricchio, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital later that night. Investigators do not believe that any other vehicles were involved in the accident. Photos from the scene, he noted, show that there was "some moisture" on the road surface.
"We believe speed and alcohol may have been factors," MacDougall said, noting that the crash remains under investigation. He asked anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or have other information, to contact Alton police at 875-0757.
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