Nov 29, 2019 5:36 PM

Wyoming trooper rescues driver from burning truck

Posted Nov 29, 2019 5:36 PM

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper rescued a person from a burning vehicle near Wheatland.

Lt. Kyle McKay tells the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that a pickup truck lost control on an icy stretch of Interstate 25 early Tuesday and went down an embankment.

McKay says Trooper Samuel Szott arrived to find the front end of the truck engulfed in flames and a person slumped over the wheel. Another person pulled over to help.

McKay says Szott opened the door and pulled the unresponsive driver out of the vehicle.

The driver, who was not identified, was transported to a hospital in Wheatland. His condition and the extent of his injuries were not clear.

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Rapid City officer attacked with knife after fiery car chase

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City police officer was attacked with a knife and suffered a cut to the hand after a fiery car chase. Authorities say he is recovering.

The incident happened early Thursday. The Rapid City Journal reports that officers tried to stop a car that was driving the wrong way when the driver fled. The car caught on fire after it was damaged while crossing a median.

Police say the car was engulfed in flames and the male driver, female passenger and a dog fled on foot. As the driver was approached, he allegedly cut one of the officers. Authorities used a stun gun on the driver and arrested him on multiple counts.

Police say the female was arrested on outstanding warrants. The dog was taken to an animal shelter.