Good Samaritan pulls man from fiery crash to safety

VERONA, KY (FOX19) - One man is alive after a good Samaritan pulled him from a fiery crash Wednesday morning.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office says two trucks collided around 8:30 a.m. on U.S. 42 near Cleek Lane in Verona, Kentucky.

Rodney King, 45 of Walton, Kentucky was driving a 2005 Kenworth dump truck west on U.S.-42 in heavy rain when he lost control of the truck and veered into the on-coming lane. His truck hit head-on with an eastbound 1994 International truck pulling a trailer with a Bobcat on it driven by Adam Ried, 29, of Walton, Kentucky.

The impact caused the International to catch fire. Ried was trapped inside the cab with the steering wheel pinning his legs.

Good Samaritan Eugene Wilson, 55 of Independence, Kentucky came upon the accident and he and another unidentified man both tried to put out the fire with fire extinguishers.

When the fire extinguishers didn't work, Wilson pulled Ried out of the truck which became fully engulfed in flames.

Ried was taken to University Hospital in Cincinnati with reported 2nd and 3rd degree burns on his legs.

King was taken to Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Florence, Kentucky with unknown injuries.

The collision is being investigated by the Boone County Sheriff's Accident Reconstruction Team.

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