Good Samaritans pull crash victim from burning car on I-94

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DEERFIELD, Ill. —  Two good Samaritans are being called heroes tonight for pulling someone from a burning vehicle on I-94.

It was a nasty crash, involving a rolled over semi, which caused a nightmare for drivers on I-94. Three people were rushed to the hospital but everyone is expected to survive.

A rollover semi truck blocked all eastbound lanes on Interstate 94 near Half Day Road in suburban Deerfield.

While firefighters went to work this afternoon, authorities shut down all eastbound lanes of I-94 mile post 23 point 4.

The tractor semi was carrying canned goods and they’re now all over the highway.

A Buick SUV lost control and crossed in front of the semi.  The truck tractor struck the driver’s side of the Buick.

A 57-year-old female passenger in the semi-truck was transported to Condell Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Emergency crews responded to a report of the rollover, but before they arrived an off duty Chicago firefighter, Patrick Fahrenbach, who happened to be in the area, sprung into acting with some quick thinking. He heroically pulled one of the victims to safety along with bystander Tom Hoover.

The incident is currently under investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

 

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