Crash victim pulled from fiery truck by nearby witness

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On July 12, 2023 at approximately 2:08 pm Darke County Deputies along with Gettysburg Fire and Rescue responded to the 5400 block of Gettysburg-Pitsburg Road for a one vehicle injury crash with the vehicle on fire and the driver unable to get out.

Preliminary investigation revealed a tan 1999 Ford F-150 driven by Matthew Detling 21 of Pitsburg, OH. was traveling southbound on Gettysburg-Pitsburg Road when his vehicle had a mechanical issue causing him to lose control of his vehicle. The Vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway into a yard and rolled several times, striking a privacy fence and coming to rest on its side. The vehicle then caught fire, and with the help of a nearby male subject working in a field, Detling was pulled from the vehicle to safety.

Detling was transported to Upper Valley Medical Center for his injuries.