Tim Rutledge, 53, of Orlando, Fla., says he crawled under this tractor-trailer before dawn Monday to fix its frozen brakes when it suddenly settled deeper into the snow, pinning him beneath an axle in Whiteland, Ind.
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Tim Rutledge, 53, of Orlando, Fla., says he crawled under this tractor-trailer before dawn Monday to fix its frozen brakes when it suddenly settled deeper into the snow, pinning him beneath an axle in Whiteland, Ind.

Trapped trucker survives hours in subzero temperatures

By Tom Davies

Associated Press

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INDIANAPOLIS — Tim Rutledge’s eyelid had frozen shut. His voice was hoarse after competing for hours with bitter-cold wind and humming truck engines while screaming for help.

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