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Trucker rescues fellow truck driver from fiery crash on Wisconsin interstate

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A semi truck driver who witnessed a crash on a Wisconsin interstate stopped to rescue a fellow trucker before her truck went up in flames.

The crash occurred at 5:25 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, in Grand Chute, Wisconsin.

Police were called to I-41 northbound near Highway 15 for a reported crash involving two semi trucks.

According to the Grand Chute Fire Department, investigators believe that a northbound truck struck a concrete barrier, causing the the trailer axles to detach and hit another semi truck also traveling north on I-41.

During the crash, one of the trucks slid along the interstate, causing sparks that set its load of paper bales on fire. That truck was destroyed by the fire.

“Fortunately, an uninvolved southbound semi-driver witnessed the incident and assisted the driver out of the semi-tractor before it was consumed by the fire,” firefighters said.

No injuries were reported.

WBAY interviewed truck driver turned rescuer Randall D’Addenzio about saving the female trucker from the cab following the crash. You can view the interview below.

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