Driver pulled from flaming wreckage

A semi truck driver died in a fiery crash on Interstate 65 in Johnson County, despite the efforts of a good Samaritan.

The Indiana State Police are reporting that the truck struck a guardrail at about 6:13 this morning in the southbound lanes north of Franklin, then went about 50-feet before crashing into a tree and bursting into flames.

State police say that 56-year-old Brian Corns of Crown Point was driving by and stopped to help, pulling the driver out of the flaming wreckage before rescue workers arrived. The driver was taken to the hospital where he later died, police say. The name of the victim has not yet been released.

The southbound lanes were closed for about 90 minutes after the crash.