Trooper, good Samaritan removes driver from crash; vehicle catches fire

Courtesy: Wyoming Highway Patrol
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (RELEASE) - Early Tuesday morning, a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper was dispatched to milepost 82 on Interstate 25 for a vehicle off the roadway.

The WHP trooper 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.

The trooper and a Good Samaritan who had stopped to assist were able to remove the driver from the vehicle. A short time after the occupant was removed from the vehicle it became engulfed in flames.

The driver of the truck was 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.