Maine tow-truck driver saves man trapped under tractor-trailer

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SWANVILLE (AP) — A Waldo County man has been recognized by the sheriff’s department for saving the life of another man who’d become trapped under a tractor-trailer.

Daniel Littlefield was presented a letter of thanks and a certificate of recognition on Monday for his heroic efforts on Sunday.

Authorities say 48-year-old Thomas Benner, of Swanville, was working under his tractor-trailer when the jack malfunctioned and the trailer collapsed onto his chest.

His family was unable to free him and called 911.

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Littlefield, who owns a wrecking business, was working on a vehicle at a house nearby. Before emergency personnel arrived, he was able to use his wrecker to lift the tractor-trailer and Benner’s family pulled him free.

Benner is in the hospital with several injuries but is expected to recover.

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