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On February 25th, Live Trucking reported on a trucking accident on an off-ramp near Harrisburg, Oregon.
37-year-old truck driver Sergio Valente was asleep inside his semi truck when it happened. “Suddenly, I felt the truck move, and I woke up,” he said. “I went into shock. I did not know what to do.”
Valente got out of his truck to see what happened and saw the RV was on fire. He immediately tried to help put out the flames.
As he was fighting the flames from the accident, he heard cries from a young girl inside the camper. He then broke the camper’s side window and pulled a 5-year-old girl to safety.
Sgt. Alan Gilbert of the Oregon State Police confirmed that the truck driver was not cited in the crash, and praised his heroics.
Unfortunately, the girl’s father and grandmother, who were also in the RV, died in the accident.
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