On January 3, 2022 at approximately 10 PM, Trooper Sandberg of #NHSP#TroopD responded to a report of a loose canine on the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge located on Interstate 89 at the New Hampshire/Vermont boarder in Lebanon.
#Trooper Sandberg and Officers from the Lebanon Police Department located a large German Shepard on northbound Interstate 89.
When Trooper Sandberg and the Lebanon Police Officers attempted to get close to the canine, it continued to run northbound on Interstate 89, crossing into Vermont.
A short time later, Trooper Sandberg and the Lebanon Police Officers located a damaged section of guardrail near the Interstate 91 and Interstate 89 junction. Trooper Sandberg and the Lebanon Police Officers observed a badly damaged pickup truck that had rolled over.
As the Officers investigated further, they realized that both occupants of the pickup truck had been ejected from the vehicle and were hypothermic and seriously injured. Trooper Sandberg and the Lebanon Police Officers were able to quickly call for medical assistance.
While at the scene, Trooper Sandberg and the Lebanon Police Officers learned that the German Shepard, named Tinsley, belonged to one of the injured occupants of the truck. It quickly became apparent that Tinsley led Trooper Sandberg and the Lebanon Police to the crash site and injured occupants.
Additional NHSP Troopers, Lebanon Police and Fire Department and the Hartford, Vermont Police and Fire Department assisted at the scene. The crash investigation is being handled by the Vermont State Police. Tinsley did not appear to be injured in the crash.