Fatal Encounters

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Nicholas Ouellette

Name: Nicholas Ouellette
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Race: European-American/White
Date: 09/10/2021
Location: I-89
Bow, New Hampshire, 3301
County: Merrimack
Agency: Bow Police Department
Cause of Death: Vehicle
Intended Use of Force: Vehicle
Media summary: Bow Police Officer Thomas Ouellette, 44, was driving his Ford Expedition southbound when his vehicle drifted from the right-hand travel lane into the breakdown lane and struck the rear of a disabled tractor-trailer truck that was parked in that lane. His children, Nicholas Ouellette, 16, and Gavin Ouellette, 6, were killed. While it was not reported in news media, since it was his personal vehicle, FE assumes Officer Ouellette was off-duty.
Unique ID: 30944

News article: Link

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