Video: UPS driver pulls man from burning semi


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Video: UPS driver pulls man from burning semi - KOB 4

Frankie Ruybal has been a driver for UPS for 26 years. He was driving his UPS truck along U.S. 550 when he saw smoke on the side of the road Friday.

"I thought it was a brush fire, maybe some kids started a bush on fire, so I pulled over," Ruybal said. "I have a fire extinguisher, I was like, I'll put it out if I can. If I can't, I'll call somebody. As I was walking – it was a ravine – and as I walk into the ravine, I notice there was a whole semi in the ravine."

There was a semi – on fire – crashed in the ditch. That's when Ruybal jumped into action.

"I didn't really think too much about it, I just went down and I did notice a man halfway ejected out of the rig," he said. "So I pulled him down from what was left of the motor compartment area and dragged him to the side of the cab."