Firefighter Rescues Man from Burning Truck

Published 06/03 2014 05:36PM

Updated 06/03 2014 06:24PM

June 3, 2014 - Ryan Sekerski has been a volunteer firefighter for the last 29 years.

Yesterday was the first time he pulled a man from a burning truck saving his life.

It was a normal Monday night for Ryan Sekerski who was on his way home from work when he heard the call for a tanker fire involving a truck carrying around three thousand gallons of gasoline.

55 year old Albert Prosser was driving the tanker truck when he crashed on Route 27 just outside of Titusville.

It burst into flames, trapping Prosser inside for at least an hour, until Sekerski rescued him.

Several fire companies responded, including Cochranton which Sekerski has volunteered with for nearly three decades.

As the fire departments sprayed a curtain of water, Sekerski was able to go inside the cab of the truck and free Prosser.

Sekerski saved the 55 year olds life, but he says that's just part of the job.

Prosser was taken to the Crawford county medical center for treatment - no word on his condition.

Pennsylvania state police are still investigating. A cause of the crash has yet to be determined.

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