William H. van Dongen 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, van Dongen, 49, mechanic, was alerted to the situation and ran to the garage, as did two other neighbors. As Ms. Korzan struggled with the assailant, van Dongen entered the van through its rear doors and grabbed him; one of the other neighbors reached inside the van and prodded the assailant with a tool handle. Ms. Korzan escaped through a side door of the van. The two neighbors were helping her toward the garage door when the assailant suddenly broke free and lit a lighter, causing Ms. Korzan and the van to burst into flame. She, van Dongen, and the two neighbors ran from the garage, as had the children, who sustained minor injury. Ms. Korzan and the assailant were fatally burned. Van Dongen required hospital treatment for lacerations to his leg, from which he recovered.
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