Craig R. Garner helped attempt to rescue Kelly J. Korzan from assault, Niagara Falls, Ontario, May 30, 1993. Ms. Korzan, 34, and her two small children were in a van parked in the attached garage of the family’s house when her estranged husband, also in the van, doused them with gasoline and threatened to set the van afire. A neighbor, Garner, 35, furnace installer, heard Ms. Korzan calling for help and ran to the garage, as did two other neighbors. Positioning himself in the narrow space between the passenger side of the van and the garage wall, Garner opened the van’s side door and ordered the assailant to release Ms. Korzan. He then prodded the assailant with a tool handle while one of the other neighbors, who had entered the rear of the van, grasped the assailant. As that neighbor secured the assailant, Garner helped Ms. Korzan to flee the van, and the second neighbor joined them and aided Ms. Korzan toward the garage door. The assailant suddenly broke free and lit a lighter, causing Ms. Korzan and the van to burst into flame. She, Garner, and the two neighbors ran from the garage, as had the children, who sustained minor injury. Ms. Korzan and the assailant were fatally burned. Garner sustained minor burns to his hand and neck; he recovered in about one month.
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