• Local man still critical after crash
    April 12,2014
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    Local man is still

    critical after crash

    A West Rutland man remained in critical condition Friday night after his truck collided with the rear of an empty school bus on Route 3 in Rutland Town the day before.

    A spokeswoman at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N,.H., said Nathan Whitehorne, 41, remained hospitalized.

    Whitehorne was one of two people injured Thursday morning in the crash.

    Whitehorne was trapped in the truck for about an hour while firefighters from Rutland Town worked to free him from the wreckage of his 2013 Toyota Tacoma.

    No children were on the damaged school bus, but police said driver Kimberly Baird, 52, was taken to RRMC for minor injuries. She was treated and later released.

    Whitehorne’s truck was also carrying three dogs; two in carriers in the back of the truck and one in the cab. Two of the dogs were injured and taken to a veterinarian clinic where state police Trooper Erin Hodges said Friday they were recovering.

    One dog escaped and ran around the accident scene while troopers tried to call it closer to attach a leash. The dog, a Belgian Malinois, eventually calmed enough for police to capture it, Hodges said.

    Police said the crash remains under investigation and asked any witnesses to call 773-9101.
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