Fort Knox soldier identified as hero who saved driver from fiery crash
The tanker truck crash happened on Mother's Day in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A soldier has been identified as an anonymous hero who saved a truck driver's life.
In a release, Fort Knox said Sergeant First Class Mario King is the man who pulled the man to safety following a fiery crash at Highway 150 and Highway 70 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, on May 13.
WKYT reported at the time that the driver was driving a tanker filled with 8,000 gallons of gasoline, when it collided with a car and burst into flames. Sergeant King crawled into the cab and pulled the trapped driver from the burning vehicle and then left the scene.
He is credited with being one of three heroes who stopped to help following the crash.
Fort Knox said that King serves in the U.S. Army Human Resources Command. He and his wife, Sergeant Adrian King, were driving back to the post from Atlanta, Georgia, when the accident happened several yards in front of their car.
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