Hear from the heroes who pulled a woman from burning vehicle
GARYVILLE - Good Samaritans rescued a woman from a burning vehicle Monday morning on Airline Highway. Her car was reportedly hit by a drunk driver before going up in flames.
State troopers say the incident happened Monday morning just before 7 o'clock on Airline Highway at LA 54 in St. John the Baptist Parish.
Officials believe the woman was hit by another car, driven by someone who was impaired at the time of the crash.
A video posted to Facebook shows good Samaritans saving the woman from the driver's side while flames rip through the vehicle.
The victim was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Troopers say the driver of the other vehicle, identified as 22-year-old Richard Preston, will be facing DWI, reckless operation and vehicular negligent injuring charges.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Family cheers on Livingston Parish American Idol star
Man abducted teen in MS, found 330 miles away in Gonzales
VIDEO: Vehicle fire briefly shuts down Causeway Bridge
Gonzales city officials propose new street to ease LA 30 congestion
Horses lead law enforcement on chase near Tanger Outlet on I-10