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'Heroic actions deserve recognition': Troopers seek person who saved man from fiery truck

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A Good Samaritan ran up to a burning truck and helped pull its driver to safety, and now the Minnesota State Patrol wants to give the hero some deserved recognition.

A state trooper halted traffic for a funeral procession in Windom Monday afternoon when a semi-truck driver failed to stop, and rear-ended another semi that was stationary on Highway 60 near 400th Avenue, the State Patrol said on Facebook.

The truck that hit the other semi burst into flames, and the trooper along with a Good Samaritan pulled the driver from the burning truck.

"Thanks to the actions of the trooper and Good Samaritan, the truck driver is recovering from significant, but non-life threatening injuries," the state patrol's post says, noting the trooper believes he wouldn't have been able to rescue the injured truck driver without help.

And now the State Patrol is hoping to find the person who helped, noting "heroic actions deserve recognition."

Anyone with information about who helped rescue the truck driver is asked to contact the Marshall District office at 507-476-4020.

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