Bystander pulls passenger from car, driver dies in crash

Bystander pulls passenger from car, driver dies in crash

Updated:
  • Arizona HeadlinesMore>>

  • Late night monsoon storm brings downpour to downtown

    Late night monsoon storm brings downpour to downtown

    Mother nature was busy Thursday evening bringing a thunderstorm with strong winds and rain to the west valley and a torrent of rain just before midnight to downtown.In the west valley wind is suspected as being the cause of several R/V's to overturn. 
    Mother nature was busy Thursday evening bringing a thunderstorm with strong winds and rain to the west valley and a torrent of rain just before midnight to downtown.In the west valley wind is suspected as being the cause of several R/V's to overturn. 
  • Pickup truck crashes into east valley canal

    Pickup truck crashes into east valley canal

    Emergency crews responded to a truck into a canal near Ellsworth Elliot Thursday evening.First responders found the vehicle with it's lights on in the canal. Crews checked inside the vehicle and the area but did not locate any driver or passengers of the truck.
    Emergency crews responded to a truck into a canal near Ellsworth Elliot Thursday evening.First responders found the vehicle with it's lights on in the canal. Crews checked inside the vehicle and the area but did not locate any driver or passengers of the truck.
  • Wind knocks over several RV's near I-10 & Watson

    Wind knocks over several RV's near I-10 & Watson

    Rescue crews are working to rescue people who were trapped in their recreational vehicles near I-10 Watson during a monsoon storm.We have a crew headed to the scene and will bring you the latest updates on this developing story at www.myfoxphoenix.com
    Rescue crews are working to rescue people who were trapped in their recreational vehicles near I-10 Watson during a monsoon storm.We have a crew headed to the scene and will bring you the latest updates on this developing story at www.myfoxphoenix.com
TEMPE, Ariz. -

A bystander pulled a passenger from a burning car after it crashed on Monday night. The driver of the car was killed.

Tempe Police say the driver of an SUV was turning near Apache and Rural when he lost control and crashed into a pole and a palm tree. The vehicle then burst into flames.

"There were two occupants in the vehicle. The driver died of his injuries sustained in the collision and the passenger is in serious condition at the hospital," said Tempe Police Sgt. Steve Carbajal.

That person may owe his life to a man who was in the right place at the right time.

"I just heard the boom, so when I looked, I just seen the flames, so off of instinct, I didn't know who was in there... I just seen the flames and everything," said Jean Paul Roane.

"I asked him was there anyone else in the car he said no it was just me and my brother... we were pulling them out of the car and the car was just engulfed in flames. It was just actually adrenaline."

Police don't know what caused the driver to crash, but it appears he was speeding. They are also trying to determine if alcohol played a role.

No names have been released.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

Powered by WorldNow

4739 NW 53rd Avenue, Sutie B
Gainesville, FL 32653

Phone: (352) 371-0051

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices