Driver Rescued From Fiery Crash

First responders were able to pull a driver from a wrecked SUV before it became fully engulfed in flames in southwest Hancock County.

The crash happened at around 11:22 Friday night in the area of State Route 235 and County Road 24.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office said Jason Lawrence, 37, of Lima, was driving north on State Route 235 in a Chevy Tahoe when he went off the left side of the roadway and into a creek near County Road 24.

The vehicle caught on fire and deputies assisted Bluffton EMS in removing Lawrence from the vehicle before it became fully engulfed in flames.

Lawrence was taken to a Lima hospital with unknown injuries.

He was issued a citation for failure to control.