Illinois high school players save tire shop worker

Updated: April 25, 2006, 2:34 PM ET
Associated Press

CENTRALIA, Ill. -- A tire shop worker who got pinned under a pickup truck is expected to survive thanks to the hustle and muscle of members of the city's high school football team.

Ed Marsh of Centralia Expert Tire is hospitalized in serious condition at Saint Louis University Hospital, with injuries to an arm, his back, hip and pelvis.

Officials say Marsh was pinned Saturday morning when the pickup fell off a jack.

Members of the Centralia High School football team were unloading a truck of tires nearby when they heard a summons for help. They scrambled to Marsh's aid and lifted the truck off of the man so emergency workers could help him.


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