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Trooper pulls burning passenger from burning overturned car in Frederick

Posted at 3:48 PM, Nov 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-17 15:52:57-05

FREDERICK, Md. (WMAR) — A Maryland State trooper may have saved a man's life Sunday morning.

At around 2:15 a.m., police were dispatched to eastbound I-70 and Braddock Mountain for a car crash.

Corporal Wagoner was first on the scene and noticed an overturned Toyota 4Runner on fire.

When Wagoner approached the burning car, he noticed 21-year-old Jessie McMullen was also on fire and still inside the car.

Maryland State Police officials say Wagoner used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames, and pulled McMullen from the vehicle.

McMullen was taken to Shock Trauma by helicopter with 3rd degree burns. The driver, 25-year-old Tyler J. Kisner, was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators believe Kisner was driving and somehow lost control of his car and hit a guardrail, causing it to overturn.

Police do think alcohol played a factor in the crash, but are continuing to investigate.

The road was re-opened after about 45 minutes.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 301-600-4150.