New mom credited with saving truck driver’s life after rushing towards raging inferno

Around 2 p.m. on February 20, a tanker carrying 4,000 gallons of jet fuel hit a guardrail on a ramp on an interstate in Indianapolis, Indiana. The truck exploded into a ball of flames.

As the truck burned and jet fuel spilled down to the highway below, Holly McNally, 35, and her mother approached the scene. They were on their home from the hospital. Just days before McNally had given birth to her fourth child and she was headed home for a change of clothes.

“I saw the actual semi on fire and then looked to the front of the semi and then I see a man on fire, like his head was burning,” Holly said. “I told my mom, ‘I’m stopping and I’m going over there.’ and she’s like, ‘No you’re not.’ I was like, ‘I am.’”