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Jeep collides with tractor-trailer in Route 101 fiery crash

January 23, 2019

DUBLIN, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a Jeep collided with a tractor-trailer on Route 101 that broke open the truck’s fuel tank and caused an explosion and fire, seriously injuring the Jeep driver.

Dublin Police Chief Timothy Suokko tells WMUR-TV it’s not known if the Jeep driver, who crossed the center line, was trying to pass a vehicle Tuesday morning or just drifted over into the tractor-trailer’s path without paying attention. The Jeep caught on fire.

The driver of the tractor-trailer suffered minor injuries. The Jeep driver, 18-year-old Samuel Lachance, of Manchester, was flown to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston with serious injuries. His condition wasn’t immediately known.

A third car was involved in the crash and recorded the collision from a dashboard camera.

Police are investigating.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com

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