Fiery semi crash off I-74 in Greensburg, Indiana: Video
Kristal Roberts, wfts
7:06 AM, Aug 2, 2013
1:16 PM, Aug 2, 2013
GREENSBURG Indiana - A truck driver and his 7-year-old son were able to walk away with just a few scratches after the driver's semi went airborne across a highway and landed in a fiery crash Thursday afternoon.
Ryan Young, 30, was driving his semi tractor trailer rig in Greensburg, Indiana, crossing the U.S. 421 after exiting the I-74, when another vehicle began to drift into his lane.
Young swerved to avoid the other vehicle and he ended up running off the south side of the interstate.
The semi ran up a hill, then through a guardrail.
Another truck driver happened to have his camera recording, and Young's semi can be seen going airborne across U.S. 421 before hitting another guardrail, and bursting into flames.
The hit caused the fuel tank to tear off, and the fuel caught fire.
Young suffered minor injuries to his face and his head.
His 7-year-old son, who was a passenger in the semi, only suffered a few scratches. Both were taken to Decatur County Hospital for treatment.