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MoDOT worker rescues motorist after crash

Updated: 2013-12-24T03:09:28Z

A Missouri Department of Transportation employee is being credited with saving a motorist who was trapped in her car after an accident in Saturday’s wintry weather.

David Winship, a senior maintenance worker, was driving a plow about 3 p.m. when he noticed smoke rising from the side of Interstate 29 at Vivion Road. He stopped and saw a smoking vehicle on its side on the embankment. After calling 911, Winship used a pocketknife to cut open the convertible top and pulled the woman driver to safety.

Another motorist also stopped to help.

| Matt Campbell, mcampbell@kcstar.com

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