Woman pulled from burning car by border agent on I-19

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

TUCSON, Ariz. – An off-duty border agent is credited with saving the life of a driver seconds before a car burst into flames.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was driving on Interstate 19 when he saw a two-vehicle wreck Saturday and stopped to offer assistance.

As the agent approached the crash scene he noticed one of the cars was on fire and the female driver appeared to be trapped inside.

Two bystanders had also stopped and were trying to break the passenger side window with a fire extinguisher.

The border agent then reportedly noticed the driver’s hair was starting to burn and he used his firearm to break the passenger window. The agent then pulled the driver to safety.

Seconds after the woman was pulled from the car the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames.

The crash remains under investigation. The border agent is being credited with saving the woman’s life.