Georgia Officer Rescues Teen from Burning Truck

Officer Blake Puckett realized 18-year-old Laurel Putnam strapped in her seatbelt and unconscious.

Officer Blake Puckett realized the teenager was stuck in her seatbelt and unconscious. He pulled out his knife and cut her free. (Photo: WSB Screen Shot)Officer Blake Puckett realized the teenager was stuck in her seatbelt and unconscious. He pulled out his knife and cut her free. (Photo: WSB Screen Shot)

A Georgia police officer is being credited with rescuing a teenager from a burning truck Saturday night on Highway 53 in Floyd County.

Officer Blake Puckett realized 18-year-old Laurel Putnam strapped in her seatbelt and unconscious. He pulled out his knife and cut her free right before flames engulfed the truck.

Police said a drunk, wrong-way driver hit the teen’s truck head-on, WSB reports.

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