New Hampshire state police say two people have died in a small plane crash near Interstate 93 in Hooksett.

Police say the single-engine Beechcraft hit a light pole alongside I-93 northbound Thursday afternoon, sending it crashing into the woods next to the highway.

The medical examiner is en route to the scene. The two people on board have not been identified.

Police say they do not know why the plane was flying so low as to hit the pole. The wreck is visible from the highway.

The left two lanes of northbound I-93 are closed to traffic. Vehicles are being funneled to the shoulder.