MATTAPOISETT — Two fast-acting Massachusetts State Troopers have rescued a man from a burning pickup truck.

Massachusetts State Police say Troopers Matthew Holden and Brandyn Henson responded to reports of a vehicle crashed into a tree on Route 195 in Mattapoisett at around 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. The troopers arrived to find a man unconscious behind the wheel of a Dodge pickup truck that had smoke and flames billowing from its engine.

The two worked swiftly to put out the engine fire while smashing the truck window to free the driver, an unidentified 39-year-old man from Rochester. The driver was transported to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Police say they're still investigating why the vehicle swerved and ended up hitting a tree in the median.

-- Associated Press -- 

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