A Good Samaritan was able to pull a driver from a burning truck after an early-morning crash on Interstate 40 in Smith County.
The incident was reported around 4 a.m. Wednesday at mile marker 264.
Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said a truck struck a bluff and burst into flames. A young man from Baxter stopped and pulled the man from the burning truck – saving his life, troopers said.
The driver suffered burns to a significant portion of his body and injuries to his legs.
He was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where his condition was unknown.
Neither of their identities was released.