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UPDATE: Driver who slammed into propane truck in Manchester ID’d by SP

State Police have provided an update to the story reported yesterday, which involved a passenger vehicle slamming into a propane truck on Armington Rd. in Manchester.

The driver of the car, who was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital with serious injuries, was identified as Hana Timbs, 22, of Palmyra.

Police say she was traveling west on Armington Rd. when she struck the propane delivery truck. The truck was parked on the right shoulder of the roadway.

The driver of the propane truck, who was called a hero after pulling Timbs from the burning vehicle, was identified as Patrick Rutherford, 47, of Farmington.

At the time of the accident, Rutherford was filling propane tanks on Armington Rd., according to State Police.

No update was given on Timbs condition.


Original Story

The driver of the car that slammed into the back of a propane truck on Armington Rd. is fighting for her life, according to reports by State Police from the scene in Palmyra.

The accident happened around 2 pm when a propane truck was stopped along Armington Rd. making a delivery to a residence nearby. The driver of the propane truck reportedly heard an explosion, ran to the vehicle, ran to the site of the accident and pulled the female victim from the wreckage.

State Police are describing his actions as ‘heroic’, but noted that the driver of that vehicle suffered severe burns.

The propane truck driver suffered minor injuries.

Armington Rd. will be closed for the next several hours as crews work to investigate at the scene.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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  • R L Miller

    Ten-to-one odds she was texting. Penalties should be at least as stiff as drunk driving.