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NH State Trooper Traveling With Governor Lynch Rescues Man In Crash

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ANDOVER (CBS/AP) — New Hampshire State Police say a trooper who was traveling with the governor in Massachusetts rescued a man from a fiery crash.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports

Investigators say Trooper Scott Frye was traveling with Gov. 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, off-duty Peabody Police Sgt. Steven Marques inside.

Authorities say Lynch called 911 and Frye grabbed a fire extinguisher to help rescue Marques.

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.

Police say moments before the crash, Marques, who was driving a Durango, tried to pass a BMW but lost control. It’s unclear how fast Marques was driving at the time.

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