Ravalli County teen saves man from burning car

  • Source: KECI-TV NBC Missoula
  • Published: 07/12/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A two-vehicle collision on Highway 93 near Bell Crossing just before 9 a.m. Thursday caused traffic delays and sent two people to the hospital. Montana Highway Patrol troopers say a car was northbound on Highway 93 when it collided with a truck. The car burst into flames. That’s when 17-year-old Cody Wilke jumped into action. “All of a sudden I saw flames and just ran over there as fast as I could. I was the first one there,” said Wilke. He says the flames extended several feet into the air above the car. His hands were covered in soot after opening the door and helping the driver out. He says the man did not know what was happening. “Get the guy out of the car, that’s all that mattered to me. That was the first thing on my mind,” said Wilke.


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