This from Sunday’s New Hampshire Union Leader:
DURHAM — A New Hampshire judge killed in a two-car crash on Route 4 is being remembered as a “generous and giving” man.
Bruce R. Larson, 74, of Durham was pronounced dead at the scene of Saturday’s crash, which happened just before 9 a.m. near the State Police weigh station. Deputy Police Chief Rene Kelley identified the men in the other car as Ryan T. Merchant, 22, of Wakefield, Mass., and Martin V. Hyppolite, 22, of Malden, Mass.
Merchant was in critical condition Sunday night at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston; Hyppolite was in stable condition at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.
(Hippolite is a 6-foot, 214-pound redshirt senior running back for the UConn Huskies. He rushed 19 times for 69 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown run against Buffalo on Sept. 29. He also caught one pass for 10 yards against North Carolina State on Sept. 8 at Rentschler Field)
Kelley said Larson was headed west in his 2000 Buick when he was hit, almost head-on, by a 2004 Chrysler Sebring driven by Merchant.
“He was a very generous person, a very giving person,” said Walker Wheeler, a neighbor of Larson’s on Piscataqua Road in Durham, who said he became friends with the judge over the last 15 years they lived next to each other. “He was a lovable person, and a very good neighbor. I enjoyed talking with him whenever I would see him. It was a shock when I heard he died.”
Wheeler said Larson, a special justice for Candia District Court, was retired.