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Police Identify Drivers In Fiery Weekend Crash

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ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)--  Police have identified the drivers involved in a weekend crash in Rockcastle County.

It happened around 5 p.m. on US 150 west of KY 70.  Kentucky State Police say that a truck driver was giving a left turn signal when a car that was behind the tanker decided to pass.

The truck driver was turning left when the car collided with it. The truck, which was carrying gasoline, rolled over and caught fire. As the flames climbed, witnesses rushed to the cab to try and rescue the driver.

Two of the rescuers have not been identified. Fire crews tell LEX 18 that they would like to find out who these good samaritans are and thank them. 

The truck driver was taken to the hospital. Officials identified him as Burl Bowling. The car was driven by Billy Hensley.

Firefighters say the tanker was carrying about 8,000 gallons of fuel, and it took about an hour to extinguish the flames.

No charges have been filed. 

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