New York State Police have released body-worn camera video of two troopers rescuing a teenager from a burning vehicle after it struck a barn.

State police say Troopers Michael J. Winkelman and James P. Flynn-Kocourek responded to a minivan that had struck a barn in the town of Wappinger at 3:30 a.m. Sept. 22.

The video shows troopers approaching the vehicle as the fire spreads rapidly from the minivan to the barn.

Together, they acted quickly to pull a 17-year-old through the passenger’s side window and move him to safety moments before the entire structure became engulfed.

“The troopers' decisive actions likely prevented a tragedy,” New York State Police says in a social media post.

State police say Troopers Michael J. Winkelman and James P. Flynn-Kocourek acted quickly and likely prevented a tragedy when they pulled the teen to safety. - PHOTO: New York State Police

State police say Troopers Michael J. Winkelman and James P. Flynn-Kocourek acted quickly and likely prevented a tragedy when they pulled the teen to safety.

PHOTO: New York State Police

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