NY Officer, Firefighter Rescue Driver from Fiery Crash

An off-duty police officer and volunteer firefighter are being called "guardian angels" after authorities say they rescued a woman from a fiery crash on the Long Island Expressway.

An off-duty police officer and volunteer firefighter are being called "guardian angels" after authorities say they rescued a woman from a fiery crash on the Long Island Expressway in New York, reports the Associated Press.

Suffolk County, NY, police say Melissa Ortiz was heading east on the highway in Ronkonkoma when her vehicle collided with a National Grid truck around 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. The impact caused her SUV to overturn and burst into flames.

Ortiz was trapped in the vehicle. Highway Patrol Officer Thomas Mutarelli and Elmont volunteer firefighter Jeffrey Dupoux happened to be nearby and jumped into action, pulling Ortiz to safety.

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