STRAFFORD COUNTY, NH. (THECOUNT) — Robert Barney of Rochester, New Hampshire, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Tuesday night vehicle crash in Strafford County.

Barney, 46, was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Rochester late Tuesday night.


According to reports, Barney was operating a Cadillac SRX on Route 202 in Rochester, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. The vehicle then came into contact with a Freightliner truck towing a box trailer, operated by Philip Mclain, 56, of South Portland, Maine.

Barney was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Mclain was not injured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

State police ask anyone with possible information to contact Trooper Lauren Hervieux at (603)223-8490 or


Geo quick facts: Rochester is a city in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 29,752, and in 2018 the estimated population was 31,366. The city includes the villages of East Rochester, Gonic, and North Rochester. Rochester is home to Skyhaven Airport – Wikipedia.

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