A heroic dog on highway leads police to owner injured in car wreck

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A heroic dog found on a New Hampshire highway led police to its owner, who had been ejected from a pickup truck at a nearby crash site Monday night, authorities said.

The pooch, a German shepherd named Tinsley, was thought to be lost after being spotted by witnesses on Interstate 89 in Lebanon at about 10 p.m., according to New Hampshire State Police.

When a state trooper and Lebanon police officers approached the dog, the animal darted northbound on the highway and crossed into Vermont, authorities said.

Soon after, authorities located a wrecked pickup truck that had rolled over near the Interstate 91 and Interstate 89 junction.

Two occupants who had been ejected were found seriously injured and suffering from hypothermia, state police said.

The truck wrecked on Interstate 89 in Lebanon, NH.
The truck wrecked on Interstate 89 in Lebanon, NH.

One of the occupants turned out to be Tinsley’s owner.

The victims were transported to a local hospital. The dog appeared to be uninjured, police said.


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