JESSUP — A fiery crash closed a busy highway Friday morning in Lackawanna County.
Police said a car smashed into the back of a tractor-trailer on the Casey Highway (Route 6) near Jessup around 6 a.m.
Troopers said the woman driving the car was unconscious after the wreck and was pulled from the car by the truck driver before the vehicles caught fire.
She was taken to Geisinger-Community Medical Center.
Fox Transport Ltd. out of Honesdale issued a statement on behalf of truck driver Ronald Roninger:
“I don’t consider myself a hero. It’s what I hope anyone would have done in this situation. I didn’t take any time to think, I just acted. I hope the young girl is okay and makes a full recovery. I do want to thank the other good Samaritans who helped me before EMS arrived.”
Fox Transport added:
“We want to add how proud we are of Ron and recognize because of his quick thinking and fearless actions, it resulted in saving a young lady’s life.”
The west lanes of the Casey Highway are closed between Salem Road Exit (4) and the Jessup Exit (3) while crews clean up the wreck.