“Reckless” Motorist Charged in Serious Crash with Semi-Tanker
Epping, NH – A 25-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with multiple crimes after authorities allege her “reckless” actions led to a crash with a semi-tanker last year.
Desiree Gulyban, of Hampton, NH, was arrested on Monday and charged with felony reckless conduct and second-degree assault for her role in a December 16, 2019 crash with a semi-tanker owned by JP Noonan Transportation.
According to investigators, Gulyban was traveling westbound along Route 101 in a Volvo S60 shortly before 7:30 p.m. in the high-speed lane when she “cut across toward the wood line for an unknown reason.”
Her vehicle struck the cab of the truck which, was also headed westbound.
The driver of the truck, Jeffrey Beaulieu, 28, of New Boston, NH, was ejected and sustained “serious” but non-life threatening injuries.
The collision resulted in the semi-tanker running off the road before coming to rest at the tree line just off the right side of the roadway, according to police.
The tank ruptured and more than 6,000 gallons of gasoline contained in the 11,000-gallon tanker spilled into surrounding wetlands, investigators say.
At the time of the crash, the state Department of Environmental Services said initial cleanup efforts were successful in removing 2,500 gallons of the leaked fuel from the crash site.
However, officials expect clean up efforts to be ongoing for months.
Gulyban also suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash.
The incident created significant traffic delays as authorities closed the westbound lanes for 10 hours in response.
Photos courtesy NH State Police