Heroic Dog Leads Troopers to Site of Serious Car Crash to Help Save Owner

A German Shepherd is being credited with leading police to the scene of a major car crash where two men were seriously injured.

New Hampshire State Police said troopers were initially responding to a report of a loose dog on a bridge near the Vermont border Monday night. When authorities arrived, they found a large German Shepherd in the northbound lanes of Interstate 89 in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

When they approached the dog, it continued running north, guiding police to a damaged section of a guardrail. Police spotted a heavily damaged truck that appeared to have flipped over, and responders saw two people ejected from the vehicle. Both of the victims were suffering major injuries from the crash and hypothermia from the severely cold weather. 

Authorities later discovered that the dog, named Tinsley, was the pet of one of the people injured in the crash. Tinsley appeared to be unharmed and deliberately led police to the owner. 

Vermont State Police are investigating the crash.

Image source: NECN, New Hampshire State Police