Indianapolis highway crash inferno

Emergency crews in Indiana raced to help after a semi-trailer hauling fuel rolled over on a highway ramp, causing an enormous fire to erupt.
1:30 | 02/21/20

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We're going to turn to the terrifying images from an interstate today. Two highways St down in Indianapolis. Look at this. A tanker truck carrying jet fuel exploding after overturning. This was on a ramp between I-465 and I-70, with 4,000 gallons of jet fuel onboard. Witnesses say the driver got out, but was on fire. They pulled him away in flames. They worked to save him. And here's ABC's Alex Perez tonight. Oh! Reporter: Tonight, the massive explosion and fireball engulfing an Indianapolis highway overpass. We will need state police to shut down I-70. Both directions. Reporter: A tanker truck carrying 4,000 gallons of jet fuel overturning on a ramp. Splitting open. That jet fuel igniting. We do have a tanker that is fully involved, that has lost its full fuel. Reporter: The inferno, some 500 feet wide, spreading to both sides of this bridge. This traffic cam capturing the fire spreading down the imbankment. The truck driver making it out of the vehicle, but he was caught in the flames. Good samaritans and a state trooper jumping in to extinguish him and bring him to safety. This guy is alive based on their actions. Reporter: That driver rushed to the hospital in critical condition. And David, authorities say they are very lucky no bystanders were injured. That bridge remains closed as engineers inspect it to make sure it is still safe. All right, Alex, thank you.

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