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Quick action of other drivers helped saved pair from flames after wreck

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Courtesy: Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Office

Two Muhlenberg County residents are rescued from a burning vehicle thanks to the quick action of other drivers and a deputy.

The Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Office says on Tuesday night they received a call regarding a vehicle that had overturned on State Route 973 near the former Lake Malone Inn.

When authorities arrived they found the vehicle on fire and say other motorists had already begun to attempt to put the fire out by using water from a nearby stream.

Levahn and Raymond Ferre were trapped inside the burning vehicle.

Constable Denny Blythe and other citizens used coolers to transport water from a nearby creek to the burning vehicle.  

"Proceeded to bust the windshield and by that time there was a few neighbors came up, we got some water out of a creek and we proceeded to get that water in the vehicle," Blythe said.

When a Muhlenberg Sheriff's deputy arrived, he was able to use his fire extinguisher to put out most of the flames.  

Blythe was then able to free Levahn from the vehicle. Raymond was wrapped up in his seat belt still trapped.

Muhlenberg Sheriff Curtis McGehee says a recent car accident caused him to order all deputies to carry fire extinguishers.

"I kind of felt helpless that day, so I called our office manager and I told her that I wanted her to order fire extinguishers for all of our road units," McGehee said.

The Dunmor Fire Department used the jaws of life and cut Raymond from the vehicle.  For Blythe, he says his adrenaline just kicked in.

"You don't really think, you just do. That's just nature I guess," Blythe said.

Levahn and Raymond were air lifted to Vanderbilt with serious injuries, but are alive thanks to some quick thinking heroes.

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