RANTOUL, Ill. (AP) -- An Illinois state trooper helped lift a car off of a University of Illinois student on Interstate 57 during Monday’s heavy snow.
State Trooper Brian Scott was helping motorists whose vehicles were stopped north of Rantoul because of snow. He said he saw the car skid into 21-year-old Ethan Asofsky and come to rest on him.
The News-Gazette in Champaign reports that Scott is a 300-pound former lineman who played for the University of Illinois football team in the late 1990s. After failing to lift the car on his own he enlisted the help of two other people and finally raised the car high enough for Asofsky’s friend to pull him free.
Asofsky was listed in fair condition Tuesday at a Champaign hospital.