Teen killed in Merrimack crash had been battling illness

MERRIMACK – An Auburn, Maine, Middle School student was killed Friday night in a collision on the F.E. Everett Turnpike in Merrimack.

Kobe Huynh, 14, of Auburn was pronounced dead at the scene following the three-vehicle accident.

Huynh’s father, Nghia Huynh, of Nashua, who was driving the car the teenager was in, was arrested and charged with one count each of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and negligent homicide, both felonies.

Nghia Huynh was taken to Elliott Hospital in Manchester for treatment, and upon his release Monday morning was taken to State Police Troop B barracks in Bedford, then transported to Merrimack district court for arraignment.

Because the charges are felonies he entered no plea; he is next due in court on March 3 for a probable cause hearing.

Huynh, who co-owns Merrimack Nails & Spa at 416 Daniel Webster Highway,

was held after arraignment on $50,000 cash or surety bail, according to State Police.

On Monday, a note signed “Rosie,” who is Huynh’s fiancee, was posted on the door, saying the business is closed Monday and Tuesday because of a family emergency. Read more about Kobe Huynh here.

– Dean Shalhoup