HERRIN – A man died after he was pulled out of his burning vehicle by a Williamson County Sheriff’s deputy and Herrin Police officers after it crashed in Herrin early Tuesday morning
According to the sheriff’s office, at 1:15 a.m., a Williamson County deputy was on routine patrol and drove up on a single vehicle traffic crash located at 5200 Herrin Road in Herrin. The vehicle had struck a traffic control light post and proceeded to travel into the ditch. The vehicle had heavy smoke and flames coming from the engine compartment.
A 62-year-old man was buckled up in the driver’s seat and appeared to be unable to move. The deputy began life saving maneuvers by breaking the front driver’s window out of the vehicle in order to remove the man from the vehicle. When Herrin Police officers arrived at the location, they began assisting the deputy in freeing the man from the vehicle.
United Medical Response Ambulance Service transported the man to Herrin Hospital, where he died from his injuries. The man’s name is not being released at this time until family members are notified.
The sheriff’s office said it’s an ongoing investigation.