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Man credited as hero for “being in the right place at the right time”


MOUNT MORRIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A Michigan man doesn't want to be called a hero, but to many, that's exactly what he is.

This comes after learning more details about a fiery crash that led to I-75 being shut down due to a two-car crash on Friday night.

Mount Morris Police suspect alcohol was a factor for one of the drivers.

Josh Trouser says he was on his way to the movies when he came upon the accident, but that he was in the right place at the right time.

"Two cars in front of us swerved off the road and we pulled over to see what was going on. One of the cars had went into a ditch, in a tree, and the other car was on fire," Trouser said.

Trouser says he was only a few cars behind the accident, but he didn't think twice, he just reacted.

"I was able to pull the driver of the first car that was on fire out of the car to safety but the other driver was actually ejected from the car."

Mount Morris Township Police Chief Terrance Green says he believes the driver of the engulfed car was under the influence, something Trouser says people should think twice about.

Chief Green says the driver that was ejected from the SUV has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, but the driver who may have been under the influence only had minor injuries.

Trouser says he doesn't consider himself a hero, and in a world where there's so much bad, we could all stand to lend a helping hand.

"We all have a little bit of compassion and heart. That could have easily read differently had no one pulled over," Trouser said.

Chief Green says they're still waiting on blood test results, and once they receive them if they show the driver was above the limit, they plan to move forward with charges.

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