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VIDEO: Man pulls truck driver from fiery cab after crash

A truck driver is lucky to be alive after he wrecked his truck Wednesday night near Brookhaven. Source: WLBT A truck driver is lucky to be alive after he wrecked his truck Wednesday night near Brookhaven. Source: WLBT
He was pulled from the cab by James Billingsley who was passing by. Source: WLBT He was pulled from the cab by James Billingsley who was passing by. Source: WLBT
BROOKHAVEN, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Wesson truck driver is lucky to be alive after he wrecked his truck Wednesday night near Brookhaven. 

The amazing rescue was caught on camera, after the crash on I-55. The Mississippi Highway Patrol says the 18 wheeler ran off the road and burst into flames.

James Billingsley witnessed the wreck as he was driving behind the truck on the interstate.

WATCH BILLINGSLEY'S INTERVIEW HERE

His wife, Terry Lynn, shot amazing video of flames shooting into the sky, after the rig left the road and hit a tree. That's when James sprang into action, dodging flames, pulling the unconscious truck driver from the cab.

They made it to safety and the truck driver was unhurt.

Billingsley says he was just in the right place at the right time.

"I would say he had minutes -- maybe seconds -- because the cab was full of smoke when I popped the door and he fell out," explained Billingsley. "It would have happened any other way, they would have been taking him to the coroner."

The truck was completely destroyed in the fire. The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the scene and say the crash is still under investigation.

They have not figured out what caused the truck to leave the roadway.

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