Good Samaritans rescue woman from burning car in Louisiana

A group of good Samaritans are being hailed as heroes after rescuing a woman from a burning vehicle in Louisiana on Monday after it was struck by a suspected drunk driver.

Louisiana State Police told WBRZ-TV the crash was reported around 7 a.m. along Airline Highway in Garyville, about 40 miles west of New Orleans.

A motorist who was driving in the opposite direction, Anita Haley, began recording as four men ran up to the vehicle, which was engulfed in flames and smoke.

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“Such bravery and compassion for someone in a desperate situation,” she wrote on Facebook. “God bless and reward all those involved in saving this woman’s life.”

The woman was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, WBRZ reported.

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At least one of the men suffered facial burns during the rescue, Trooper Melissa Matey told NOLA.com.

The other driver, 22-year-old Richard Preston, is now facing DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, unauthorized use of a movable and first-degree vehicular negligent injury charges.

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Authorities told NOLA.com they have the names of those who stayed on the scene after the crash but are trying to identify the other two who left.