WINDOM, Minn. (KMSP) - The Minnesota State Patrol is looking for a heroic motorist who helped a trooper pull a semi-truck driver out of his burning cab to safety on Monday afternoon. Because, as the state patrol said, “heroic actions deserve recognition.”
According to officials, the trooper was holding traffic for a funeral procession on Highway 60 at 400th Avenue in Windom, Minn. when the semi-truck driver failed to stop for traffic and rear-ended another stopped semi.
With the striking semi in flames, the trooper and Good Samaritan ran to the burning truck and pulled the driver to safety – “Thanks to the actions of the trooper and Good Samaritan, the truck driver is recovering from significant, but non-life threatening injuries,” the state patrol said.
The trooper said he would not have been able to rescue the injured semi-truck driver without the help of the unknown hero.
The State Patrol wants to find and recognize the man for his heroic actions. Officials said he's believed to be 50-60 years of age with gray hair. Anyone with information should contact the Marshall District office at (507) 476-4020.
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