The quick-thinking of a Twin Cities car salesman likely saved a truck driver’s life. In the middle of a busy Wednesday afternoon at Roseville Chrysler Dodge and Jeep, Deno Yannarelli went from salesman to hero.
The Minnesota State Patrol recognized an Air National Guardsman for risking his life to save another. Robert Renning was awarded the Meritorious Citizenship Award for bending back the door frame of a burning SUV and pulling the driver, Michael Johannes, to safety.
A Minnesota man pulled from his burning car is getting the chance to thank the man he calls his hero. Michael Johannes was trapped inside his SUV after it caught fire Sunday night on 35W in New Brighton. He frantically tried to free himself, but the doors wouldn’t open.
Authorities said a Woodbury man saved another man’s life Sunday after pulling him from a burning car on I-35W in New Brighton. The Minnesota State Patrol said the incident happened at about 6:40 p.m. on I-35W and County Road D.
A 74-year-old man had to rescued from a burning car near New Ulm on Sunday after his car left the road, went into a ditch and caught fire, according to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.
The Rice County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found inside a burning car in Rice County Sunday morning.
Authorities have identified the woman whose body was found in a burning car in western Minnesota last week.