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Dublin, Greenville residents collide with propane truck on Route 124, escape injuries

  • Route 124 in Marlborough was closed for at least three hours on Monday afternoon after a commercial propane truck driven by a Greenville resident rolled onto its side after being involved in a three-vehicle collision. A Dublin resident was also involved.  Courtesy photo



Monday, October 09, 2017

A Dublin resident and a Greenville resident were involved in a three-vehicle collision that closed down Route 124 in Marlborough on Monday afternoon.

New Hampshire State Police responded to Route 124 near Shaker Brook at around 1:10 p.m. for a collision involving a commercial propane truck, driven by Christopher S. Tucker, 45, of Greenville, that had rolled onto its side, according to a NH State Police Troop C press release. 

The truck – which was partially full – sustained a small leak that was later secured.

Initial investigation by state police revealed that a 2017 Hyundai Elantra, driven by Lanie O’Brien, 49, of Swanzey, was driving westbound on Route 124 when it was struck from behind by a 1988 Dodge pickup, driven by Peter B. Thomas, 86, of Dublin. 

O’Brien sustained serious injuries and was transported to Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. Thomas and Tucker were uninjured. 

The collision caused the Hyundai to cross into the eastbound lane and collide with the Eastern Propane Gas Inc. 2010 Kenworth tanker. 

As of 4:16 p.m. Route 124 remained closed while measures were being taken to safely offload propane from the overturned tanker into another tanker, according to the release. A nearby residence needed to be evacuated due to the proximity of the collision. 

Police say that alcohol and speed do not seem to be factors in the collision. 

The collision is currently under investigation by members of Troop C, Troop G, and the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction (CAR) Unit.