Good Samaritans & Law Enforcement Rescue Man From Crushed Semi

Good Samaritans worked along side law enforcement to save the life of a truck driver Tuesday morning near the Colorado/ Utah border.

It took an hour to free the driver from his crushed semi. At first many thought he might not make it, but he did; and rescuers couldn't be happier.

When truck driver Jeff Ansell saw a semi go off the road he sprung into action and dialed 911. But Jeff wasn't the only one to stop and help, other truck drivers and motorists did too.

Moments before the crash, troopers say George Martinez was driving east on Interstate 70 talking to other truckers on his radio. He was asking where a good place to stop and eat was. But then, for no apparent reason, he veered off the roadway, went down a hill and slammed into the bottom of a gully.

It took bystanders and emergency rescuers an hour to free Martinez from his crushed semi. He was flown to St. Mary's Hospital in fair condition.

At the time of the crash Martinez was hauling drums of sticky apple juice concentrate. And while it's going to take some time to clean up, crews say that's a small price to pay for a mans life.

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