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WHP- Bystander assists in highway rescue

Courtesy of the Wyoming Highway Patrol

CASPER, Wyo. —  The Wyoming Highway Patrol is reporting that a good samaritan came to the rescue during a rollover and fire on I25, Tuesday morning.

Early November 26, 2019, a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper was dispatched to milepost 82 on Interstate 25 for a vehicle off the roadway.

The WHP trooper said they arrived on scene to observe a pick-up truck down an embankment that had rolled over, and was on fire. The trooper was able to see an unresponsive occupant inside the truck.

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“The trooper and a good samaritan who had stopped to assist were able to remove the driver from the vehicle,” said a written statement from the WHP. “A short time after the occupant was removed from the vehicle it became engulfed in flames.”

The driver of the truck was reportedly transported to the Platte County Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.

There were no other occupants in the truck.

Road conditions at the time of the crash were ice and snow-covered.