Aaron R. Roberts saved John A. Revis from burning, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, July 11, 1995. Revis, 38, was the driver of a tractor-trailer which caught fire in an interstate highway accident. Jackknifed, the tractor came to a rest on its passenger side, partially extended over the edge of an overpass. Revis struggled to free himself from his seat belt as flames issued from the passenger side of the tractor, where one of two fuel tanks was located. Roberts, 24, business operator, had been traveling on the same highway and witnessed the accident. He approached the wreckage of the tractor, at which heat was intense, and through the windshield attempted to free Revis. Roberts left for a tool, then returned to the wreckage and, again through the windshield, secured a hold on Revis and removed him from the cab, then aided him to safety. Flames on the tractor steadily increased and shortly consumed it. Revis required hospital treatment for cuts received during the crash, and he recovered. Roberts was given oxygen at the scene.
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