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MANCHESTER, N.H. — A 25-year-old man was seriously injured on Interstate 93 on Thursday when a tanker truck struck his Jeep, throwing him from the vehicle.

Police said Matthew Davis, of Plaistow, suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Elliot Hospital for surgery. He was listed in serious but stable condition.

The crash shut down a portion of I-93 north for about four hours. State police said the truck crashed into the Jeep near exit 6 about 12:30 a.m.

“As a result of that, the operator of the Jeep, the 25-year-old gentleman, was ejected from the Jeep,” said Lt. Christopher Wagner.

Police said the force of the crash threw Davis into the barrier separating the north and southbound lanes.

“As the troopers arrived on scene, they found the situation to be fairly grave, with life-threatening injuries to the operator of the passenger vehicle,” Wagner said.

A good Samaritan helped police administer aid until an ambulance arrived.

The driver of the tanker truck, Wesley Basler, 56, of Richford, Vt., was also taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Police said Davis said his Jeep had run out of gas, and he was unable to push the vehicle off the roadway.

Police said speed and alcohol did not appear to be factors in the crash.


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