Police: 4 men rescue woman from burning car in Louisiana

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Louisiana State Police say four men rescued a woman from a burning car that was rear-ended by a man accused of speeding and driving while impaired.

Police spokeswoman Trooper Melissa Matey tells NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune that the 41-year-old woman from Prairieville was taken to a hospital and treated for injuries sustained in the Monday morning wreck in Garyville.

Police say the woman was sitting at a red light when 22-year-old Richard Preston II crashed into her car, causing the vehicles to catch fire. Cellphone video of the fire shows the four men pulling the woman of out a driver side window. Matey says at least one man was injured during the rescue.

Preston has been arrested on charges including DWI. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

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