INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — A driver burned when his tanker exploded on I-465 at I-70 on the east side Thursday is in critical condition as of Friday morning.
The Indianapolis Fire Department shared audio of some 911 calls made during the incident.
Investigators say the semi driver lost control coming around the curve on the ramp, hit the retaining wall and overturned.
The driver of the semi told an officer he was hauling 7,499 gallons of fuel when it erupted in flames.
Three good Samaritans pulled the driver from the flames and he was rushed to the hospital. Police say the driver is 59-year-old Jeffrey Denman of Brownsburg.
State police believe unsafe speed was a factor in the crash.
The Indianapolis Fire Department shared dozens of photos of the department's response to the explosion and fire on Facebook.