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Motorist sees truck fall from skyward launch, races down to icy Crow River and rescues pinned driver

One moment, Christopher Kirk was driving his pickup on a west metro highway. The next, he saw a box truck launch skyward before his eyes and crash into the icy Crow River below.

Kirk did not hesitate. "I saw someone who was on the border or the edge of dying," he said Tuesday, putting aside worries of his own well-being and thinking: "I'm just gonna help get this guy out."

Quickly, he was waist deep in frigid water using all his might to pull the truck's driver free, as others stopped their vehicles upon witnessing the crash and tried to help.


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