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Trapped trucker freed after more than an hour in overturned rig 


A truck driver was freed after more than an hour inside a wrecked truck in West Virginia on Tuesday morning. 

The accident happened on March 29th at around 5:15 a.m. in Mingo County on State Route 65 at the Miner Mountain intersection. 

According to 13 News, the wreck involved the semi truck hauling coal and an unoccupied vehicle in the road. Multiple fire departments responded to the wreck and found the rig overturned with the truck driver trapped inside. First responders used the jaws of life, a reciprocating saw, and an air chisel to free the driver from the mangled cab. 

Once freed, the driver was transported to a nearby hospital with non life threatening injuries.


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