Semi-truck driver rescues man from burning truck in Madera County

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MADERA COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) —  A man was rescued from a fiery crash in Madera County Friday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP said a man fell asleep at the wheel while driving on Highway 99 near Avenue 12 around 3:30 a.m. and crashed into a pole. 

After the crash, the truck burst into flames. A passing semi-truck driver pulled the driver from the wreckage before it became fully engulfed, according to CHP

The driver was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

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