BRACEVILLE, IL – A Friday night crash turned into a heart-stopping ordeal as a tractor driver became trapped and faced imminent danger.
Responding swiftly to the distress call, the Braceville Fire Protection District, in collaboration with the Gardner Fire Protection District, raced to the scene near the intersection of Kankakee Road and Dondanville Road.
Both agencies worked diligently to free the driver, ensuring their safety and expediting the rescue process. The trapped individual’s life hung in the balance as the courageous firefighters carefully maneuvered around the mangled wreckage. Despite the challenges, their relentless determination paid off.
Ultimately, the driver was airlifted to a nearby medical facility, thanks to the heroic efforts of Lifestar medical helicopter. No word on the driver’s current condition.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.