Quick-acting motorists save driver

Motorists and truck drivers with pry bars and fire extinguishers saved the life of a Franklin man after a crash on Interstate 65.

Anthony Ingle, 27, of Franklin, was driving south on I-65 near Whiteland about 2:15 a.m. Thursday when he lost control of his car and went off the right side of the road. The car went up an embankment and hit the County Road 600N overpass before sliding back onto the interstate and catching fire, an Indiana State Police news release said.

Less than 10 minutes after the crash, Ingle’s car was engulfed in flames. He was taken to an Indianapolis hospital after being pulled from the vehicle by a group of drivers who had used fire extinguishers to keep the fire under control until Ingle could be pulled out.

Ingle was released from Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital after treatment for head injuries and burns to his knee, a hospital spokesperson said.

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