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April 4, 2008

Worth County -- The quick action of a Good Samaritan saved the life of a truck driver this morning. 

The driver of a dump truck ran off Highway 133 in Worth County a little after 9:00AM, and the cab caught fire.

Area residents reported hearing several explosions, apparently caused by gas and hydraulic tanks. The driver's name and his condition were not immediately available, but witnesses said he did not appear to be seriously injured.

"I was right behind him when he just ran off the road," said David Daye, who rescued the driver. "The truck burst into flames immediately after he hit the trees. He had his seat belt on; he was in a daze. I got his seat belt off and got him out before the cab went up in flames."     

The northbound lane of Highway 133 has been reopened, but there is no estimate on when the flow of traffic will return to a normal.

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