VIDEOS: Police officer, witnesses rescue driver from burning semi in Utah

  • Source: KSL-TV NBC 5 Salt Lake City
  • Published: 06/17/2024 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: Last Monday morning, a fiery rollover crash off state Route 210 in Little Cottonwood Canyon closed the road for hours. Witnesses didn’t think anyone could have survived the explosion, but one Unified police officer ran into the flames to make a daring rescue. A supervisor from the Unified Police Department identified officer Wilson from the Canyon Patrol Unit as the hero who rushed in to rescue a driver pinned in the burning semitruck. At the request of the supervisor, KSL will only use the officer’s last name. “The officer was super humble and didn’t expect anything from the whole thing; he just went in there not knowing the situation. He didn’t know if the guy was alive or dead. The officer put himself at risk. That level of courage is what you want in a police officer. He is amazing! He is a hero,” said Justin Morgan, a witness who called 911.


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