DEWITT, N.Y. (AP) _ A truck driver who's in the New York Army National Guard is among the Good Samaritans credited with rescuing the driver's captain after the officer's vehicle crashed into a Thruway overpass and burst into flames.
State police say 33-year-old Timothy Neild of Wyantskill in Rensselaer County was traveling west on Interstate 90 Monday morning when his pickup truck drifted into the median and slammed into a bridge abutment in DeWitt, just east of Syracuse.
Troopers say Raymond Presley of North Syracuse was driving his tractor-trailer by the crash scene, pulled over to help and realized the injured driver was his captain. He and several other motorists pulled Neild from the wreckage just before it was engulfed in flames.
Police say Neild is in critical condition Tuesday at a Syracuse hospital.