AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:
There was a traffic accident Saturday night on Route 35 in Cherokee County, Ala. An 18-wheeler ran off the road and was badly damaged. Not really the stuff of national news, except for what happened next.
ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:
For an eyewitness report, we called the Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency.
SHAWN ROGERS: Cherokee County EMA, this is Shawn.
SHAPIRO: Shawn Rogers, director of Emergency Management, was one of the first to arrive on the scene.