Driver who plunged off Wisconsin ramp thankful to be alive

A driver who survived when his pickup truck plunged about 70 feet off a slippery interchange exit ramp in Wisconsin says he feels thankful to be alive

Richard Lee Oliver, in an interview that aired Thursday on ABC's “Good Morning America," said he was on his way to his mother's house when his truck hit snow on the shoulder of a Milwaukee-area overpass.

“There was just too much snow on the side of the road that once the tires got into like two foot of snow there’s no controlling a vehicle of any kind," said Oliver, who was hospitalized with a broken back and a broken leg, among other injuries.

Oliver, the father of a 6-month-old, said he is grateful to the two people who came to his aid, including a man who helped him make a phone call.

“He helped me in the bed of my truck and helped me call my mom just in case I wasn’t going to make it,” he said.