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Bystander pulls man from burning car after crash

UPDATE @ 1:25 p.m. 

Investigators said a bystander pulled a driver from a burning vehicle after a crash on U.S. 35 in Dayton Monday. 

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The crash was reported in the westbound lanes of U.S. 35 at Abbey Avenue in Dayton around 12:40 p.m. Monday. 

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An initial investigation found the driver fell asleep at the wheel while traveling west on U.S. 35 when he slammed into a pole. The driver was trapped inside the vehicle as it caught fire, police said. 

A bystander was able to free the man from the wreckage before fire crews arrived on scene. 

The driver was transported to an area hospital for treatment, but his condition was not released. Our crew on the scene observed the man was alert and talking with medics and police before he was taken to a hospital. 

All lanes of westbound U.S. 35 were shut down until 1:20 p.m. for cleanup and investigation

FIRST REPORT

All lanes of westbound U.S. 35 are blocked at Abbey Avenue in Dayton due to a single-vehicle crash and car fire. 

Police and fire crews were dispatched around 12:40 p.m. Monday and reported a car had slammed into a pole. 

Police have blocked the westbound lanes of U.S. 35 while fire crews extinguish the car fire. 

One person has been pulled from the car and was placed in an ambulance, according to our crew on the scene. 

We’ll update this page as new details become available. 

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