On the evening of December 15, Staff Sgt. Dante Davis was stuck in traffic, while heading home to Boston, when he spotted an overturned SUV against the Interstate-93 South guardrail in Manchester.

No one had yet stopped to help. Davis immediately pulled over.

As Davis approached the car, he realized all airbags deployed.

“I couldn’t see inside the cabin,” Davis, an operations noncommissioned officer with 54th Troop Command, said. “As I got closer, I could hear a woman yelling for help.”