Truck drivers use fire extinguishers, pry bars to rescue driver from wrecked car

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JOHNSON COUNTY, IND. — Police blocked one lane of southbound I-65 south of the Greenwood exit following a fiery crash.

Police and fire crews responded to the scene around 2:20 a.m. Thursday. When they arrived, a vehicle was reported to be inverted and on fire under the Tracy Road, County Road 600 North, overpass.

According to Indiana State Police, the vehicle left the road, hit a guardrail, struck an interstate sign before going up an embankment and striking a portion of the bridge. The vehicle then caught fire.

Emergency crews blocked traffic on the overpass until the fire was extinguished. INDOT dispatched a bridge inspector to check the structure’s safety following the fire.

Troopers said truck drivers stopped to help the driver of the vehicle. The truckers used their semi tractor’s fire extinguishers to suppress the fire and used pry bars to remove the door to rescue the driver.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital for treatment.

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