- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

AURORA, Ill. (AP) - Police in Aurora say two men are heroes for rescuing a Warrenville man when they pulled him away from a car after a fiery crash.

Authorities say 58-year-old Jose Martinez of Aurora pulled the injured 34-year-old Anselmo Baca-Vazquez from the burning vehicle early Saturday. Then a second man, 29-year-old Devin Johnson of Aurora, pulled Baca-Vazquez farther back from the burning vehicle. Police dashboard cameras caught the rescue on video.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports that Baca-Vazquez struck another car and fled before striking a concrete support for a drainage pipe. His vehicle then burst into flames.


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Martinez said the car was “unbelievably hot” and he found Baca-Vazquez slouched over the passenger seat when he opened the door.

Baca-Vazquez was charged with drunken driving and other traffic offenses. He didn’t have a listed phone number to ask for comment.



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Information from: Daily Herald, http://www.dailyherald.com

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