VERNON, Vt. — Police in Vermont are thanking a group of Good Samaritans for rescuing two men from a fiery crash.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports (http://bit.ly/2yCspTj ) the crash occurred Friday in Vernon. Police say a truck travelling on state Route 142 left the road, struck a tree and burst into flames.

Police say several people helped pull the two men inside the burning truck to safety. A sheriff’s deputy used a fire extinguisher to aid in the rescue before other first responders arrived.

The driver and his passenger were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver, identified as 25-year-old Christopher Lessard, of Claremont, New Hampshire, has been cited with driving under the influence, gross negligent operation, and reckless endangerment. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer, and a number couldn’t be found for him.


Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, http://www.reformer.com/

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