By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN
ALTON — A collision on Route 28 near Stagecoach Road around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, when the highway was covered with snow, took the life of a local woman driving one vehicle and injured the driver and two passengers in the other.
Kathy Kenny, 52, of Alton, a wife and mother of two who was a longtime para-educator at Kingswood Middle School, was taken to Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro by Stewart's Ambulance, where she was later pronounced dead. Aaron Bronson, principal of the middle school, informed students and parents of the tragedy on Saturday and arranged for teachers and counselors to meet with students during the school day on Monday.
A preliminary investigation by police indicated that Kenny was traveling southbound when her Toyota Prius crossed into the northbound lane and struck an oncoming Range Rover, driven by Randall Parker, 70, of Tuftonboro. The vehicles collided in the northbound lane and came to rest in the northbound breakdown lane. Police said that the inclement weather and slick roadway appear to have contributed to collision.
Parker was not seriously injured, but his passengers Katherine Mederios, 67, of Nashua, and Robert Eaton, 64, of Lincoln, Rhode Island, were both transported to Huggins Hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police urge anyone with information about the fatal collision to contact Officer Phillip Hunter of the Alton Police Department.