Charles A. Miller saved Tiffany J. Miller from burning, Ligonier, Indiana, February 22, 2012. Tiffany, 26, was the front-seat passenger in a sport utility vehicle that, at night, left the roadway and struck a tree in the yard of a residence. Unconscious, she remained in the seat, secured by her safety belt, as flames broke out on the vehicle’s undercarriage. A motorist, Miller, 39, welder, stopped at the scene. Learning that Tiffany remained inside the vehicle, he crawled through the broken-out window of the driver’s door and struggled to free her from her safety belt, the task made difficult by extensive damage done to the vehicle in the accident. Flames by then started to enter the vehicle at the dashboard. Miller then maneuvered Tiffany through a driver’s side window and exited the vehicle himself. The vehicle was shortly engulfed by flames. Tiffany was treated for injuries received during the crash, but she was not burned.
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