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Man ejected in crash between car, tractor-trailer on I-93

MANCHESTER - A Plaistow man is hospitalized in serious condition after his car was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 93 where he had come to a stop after running out of gas, according to state police.

Matthew Davis, 25, is in serious, but stable condition at the Elliot Hospital where he was taken Thursday morning for treatment of injuries he sustained.

He was ejected from his 1998 Jeep Wrangler and thrown into a jersey barrier separating the north and south lanes of the highway. State police said Davis told investigators he ran out of gas and was unable to push the Jeep off the road.

Davis was given first aid by Trooper Nathan Johnston and another person before Manchester Fire Department rescue crews arrived on scene.

The crash happened just after 12:30 a.m., north of the exit 6 off ramp.

Wesley Basler, 56, of Richford, Vt. was operating the tractor-trailer that rear-ended Davis' Jeep, according to state police.  Basler also was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment of injuries he suffered in the collision.
Neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors in the crash at this time, state police said.

Several lanes of I-93 were shut down for about four hours while the crash was investigated and the wreckage removed.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police dispatch at 223-4381.



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