- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

ANOKA, Minn. (AP) - Authorities are crediting a Good Samaritan with rescuing a child from a burning wreck in the northern Twin Cities.

Two people were killed in the head-on crash that happened shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday in Anoka County. Sheriff’s deputies arrived to find a pickup truck engulfed in flames.

The sheriff’s office says a passer-by, identified as 35-year-old Thomas Rush of Grandy, saw the crash and went to help. He noticed a small child in the pickup’s back seat and pulled the child out of the truck.

Minnesota Public Radio News (https://bit.ly/1l3Vsa7 ) reports a 73-year-old Columbus woman driving the pickup apparently crossed the center line and collided with a SUV being driven by a 64-year-old man from Mound. Both drivers died at the scene.

The victims’ names have not been released.


Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, https://www.mprnews.org

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