Officials Find Good Samaritan Who Rescued Driver From Fire
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - Authorities have found a good Samaritan who helped pull a semitrailer driver from a fiery crash.
State Patrol Sgt. Ron Richards says there's no way he could've saved the driver without the help of Paul Langseth, of Worthington.
Langseth was recognized Friday at a news conference in southern Minnesota.
The fiery crash happened Monday afternoon on Highway 60 near Heron Lake.
As the flames began creeping into the cab, Richards reportedly told Langseth that he needed help. Together, they pulled Mike Junker from Trimont out of the truck moments before the cab caught fire.
Langseth is downplaying the praise. He says he's being called a good Samaritan, but he was just reacting to the situation in front of him.