Passerby rescues driver from burning semi truck

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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A semi truck with a refrigeration trailer was involved in an accident and caught fire near the entrance to the Simmons Pet Food Plant on Arkansas Highway 59 in Decatur Monday night. An unidentified passerby was able to pull the truck driver from the wreckage before emergency crews arrived, according to Star Butler, with the Gravette Fire Department. Decatur and Gravette Fire Departments and Gravette Ambulance service responded to a call of a truck on fire with entrapment at 9:03 p.m., Butler said. On the way to the scene, Gravette responders were advised by radio that a passerby had pulled the driver from the wreck. Butler said she didn’t know the name of the rescuer, but said the person deserves a lot of credit because it may have been too late by the time emergency personnel arrived.

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