NH Trooper Traveling with Governor Rescues Man in Crash

Apr 30, 2012

New Hampshire State Police say a trooper who was traveling with the governor in Massachusetts rescued a man from a fiery crash.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

Investigators say Trooper Scott Frye was traveling with Governor John Lynch and his wife in an official capacity when they witnessed a road rage incident that led to the crash. It happened Sunday night on Interstate 93 in Andover.

They say a vehicle involved in the crash rolled down an embankment and trapped the driver inside.

Authorities say Lynch called 911 and Frye grabbed a fire extinguisher to help rescue the man. Frye then climbed into the burning car and an off-duty firefighter helped him pull the driver to safety.

Frye was treated and released at a hospital for smoke inhalation.

State police continue to investigate.

Tristan O’Neill, WAMC News. 

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