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The 37-year-old driver of the Suburu, left, was flown to a Boston hospital after colliding with a crane, which drove into the woods south of the Lee Traffic Circle Monday afternoon. The crash closed Route 125 for several hours. (JOHN QUINN PHOTO)

Dover man still in critical condition after crash with massive crane

LEE - A 37-year-old Dover man was in critical condition at Massachusetts General Hospital Tuesday night after his car hit a crane along Route 125 Monday afternoon.

Police said Justin Mills was driving his Subaru north on Route 125 about 1:15 p.m. Monday when he crossed the road's center line and hit a crane heading south that was being driven by Brian Daigle, 24, of New Boston, about a quarter-mile south of the Lee traffic circle.

Mills was flown to the hospital by a Dartmouth-Hitchcock helicopter.

A spokesman from the hospital confirmed Mills was in critical condition as of Tuesday night.

Police said Mills may not have been wearing his seatbelt, but airbags deployed as a result of the crash. Daigle was not injured even though the crane, which is owned by American Crane Co. Inc. in Hooksett, crashed into the nearby woods on the northbound side of the road.

Route 125 was closed for several hours. The accident is under investigation.


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