Jaws of life used to free man who crashed and wrapped truck around tree in Morristown
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 11:59 am

Crews from the Morristown Fire & Rescue Company and Ogdensburg Rescue prepare to use the jaws of life to gain entry to the truck to treat the male crash victim. Photo submitted by Kevin Crosby.

MORRISTOWN -- A driver was lifeflighted to Syracuse after crashing his truck and wrapping it around a tree in Morristown, according to Morristown fire Chief Kevin Crosby.

Around 11:21 a.m. Saturday morning, fire crews with an advanced life support unit from Ogdensburg Rescue were dispatched to the scene on county Route 5, near the Turner Lane intersection.

Crosby said crews found a single male occupant in his 50s trapped inside his truck, which was "severely damage and wrapped around a tree."

A news release from Crosby does not identify the driver.

It took about 20 minutes to free him using jaws of life.

He was flown via Life Net helicopter to SUNY Upstate in Syracuse.