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Good Samaritan recounts fiery crash scene in Hebron

(PHOTO: Boone Co. Sheriff's Department) (PHOTO: Boone Co. Sheriff's Department)
HEBRON, KY (FOX19) -

Eric Wiessmann was on his way home from work around 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, when he became the witness to a fiery,wrong-way crash on Kentucky 237.

"Knowing you couldn't do anything, you couldn't warn any drivers, you couldn't do anything to aid in the situation, it was tough to watch," described Wiessmann.
 
Wiessmann called 911 and then rushed to help the victims, including 65 year-old Michael Puckett who was trapped inside his burning truck.
 
"He basically called over and and asked for help," said Wiessmann. "I put down my phone and jumped into the bed of his truck."
 
With the help of deputies, Wiessmann was able to move Puckett to safety. He was taken by medic to University Medical Center, where as of Wednesday night, he was listed in fair condition.
 
Boone County investigators identified 22 year-old Danielle Honshell as the driver of the car responsible for the crash.
 
Sheriff's spokesman Tom Scheben said Honshell was traveling the wrong way - southbound in the northbound lanes- on Kentucky 237 when she struck two vehicles. The impact of the accident ripped the roof off Honshell's Honda.
 
She was taken by AirCare to U.C. Medical Center, but no updates are available on her condition. Deputies at the scene described Honshell's injuries as life threatening.
 
In all, 4 vehicles were involved in the accident. Sheriff's spokesman Tom Scheben said two other people were taken to St. Elizabeth hospital with minor injuries.
 
Kentucky 237 was shut down for about four hours while the sheriff's office investigated. It reopened just after 9:30 a.m.

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