Driver rescued after truck hits tree, catches fire

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LAWRENCE, Ind. (WISH) — Emergency crews saved a man from his truck Friday morning after it crashed into a tree and caught fire.

It happened in the 5800 block of Boy Scout Road, just north of East 56th Street, around 7 a.m. This is in Lawrence.

Officials with the Lawrence Fire Department say two officers and a homeowner were the first to arrive on the scene of the crash. The three were able to put out the flames on the vehicle.

Firefighters extricated the male driver, whose legs were trapped under the dashboard, officials said. He was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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