Firefighter honered for truck crash rescue

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SUGARCREEK TOWNSHIP (WDTN) – A volunteer firefighter from Greene County was honored for helping save a truck driver.

The State Fire Marshal’s Award for Heroism was presented Monday night to Richard Wetzel.

Wetzel was driving home from work last month on I-75 when he witnessed a fiery tractor-trailer crash in Liberty Township.

Wetzel stopped and pulled one of the truckers from the burning wreckage.

He says he was just doing his job. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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