Authorities praise 3 who pulled woman from burning car

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Posted: May 11, 2016 2:29 AM

HINCKLEY, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say three Good Samaritans helped save a woman's life when they pulled her from a car just before it burst into flames on the side of a Minnesota highway.

One of those three was Sean Kehren, a college student. Kehren tells the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1Ta95Bz ) he was driving along Interstate 35 near Hinckley on Sunday when he saw a vehicle ahead of him crash.

Kehren says he stopped and ran to the wrecked car. Two other people joined in to get the woman to safety. The newspaper reports the car caught fire seconds later. Dashcam video shows it engulfed in flames.

State Patrol Sgt. Neil Dickenson said the actions of Kehren and Elissa and Josh Schnell "played a vital role in saving" the 67-year-old woman's life.