Officers, motorists pull 2 from burning car in Utah crash

June 8, 2018

CENTERVILLE, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Utah say motorists helped officers pull two teenagers from a burning vehicle following a head-on crash that killed one person.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Nick Street tells the Deseret News a sedan with two 16-year-olds inside sped along the shoulder of a busy parkway before veering into oncoming traffic and slamming into another car, killing the male driver about 7 a.m. Friday in Centerville.

Street says a Centerville police officer who used a baton to break windows and reach the passenger in the burning car was later treated at a hospital for cuts and smoke inhalation.

Passers-by and a Highway Patrol trooper helped remove the driver.

Both teens were flown by medical helicopter to local hospitals with what Street said appeared to be broken bones and internal injuries.


Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com

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