TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler police have released dashcam video of a driver being rescued from a fiery wreck on Christmas Day.
Dashcam video shows police rescuing the driver, who was trapped inside his pickup after his vehicle collided with an 18-wheeler.
About 1:14 a.m. Sunday, Tyler police responded to the 10500 block of Highway 69 North in response to the wreck. When officers arrived they found the pickup stuck beneath the 18-wheeler and on fire. TPD said the driver of the pickup - later identified as Darrus Evans, 46, of Tyler - was unresponsive and pinned in the vehicle.
Officers fought the fire with fire extinguishers and were able to keep it under control long enough to remove Evans from the vehicle.
Evans was transported to ETMC with significant injuries. The 18-wheeler driver was not injured.
According to TPD, the accident resulted from a vehicle pulling out in front of the semi, causing the driver to take evasive action. The semi then collided with the pickup.
Police say the first vehicle did not stay on scene.