Tragic: Former NH Lawmaker Charged With Killing His Own Brother In Horrific Crash

(Photo via Bedford Police Department)

Former New Hampshire State Rep. Nicholas Palangas faces charges after allegedly driving recklessly and subsequently killing his brother in a car crash Labor Day weekend.

According to NH1:

Eric Palangas, 49, of Manchester, has been identified as the man who was killed in a single-vehicle rollover Saturday.

Palangas was one of the passengers in the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nicholas Palangas, 50, of Weare, was driving the car – he and another passenger survived.
Police said they responded to the accident just west of Sullivan Drive where they found a 1970 Chevelle resting on its roof.

Nicholas Palangas was charged with negligent homicide and aggravated driving while intoxicated.

Eric Palangas was a former Democratic member of the N.H. House.

The car flipped multiple times during the crash. Police are waiting on the results of a blood test that will determine if more charges could be filed. Officers at the scene believed they smelled alcohol according to WMUR. Palangas was released on $5,000 bail.