Wyatt Jordan helped to save Alicia E. Brunnett from burning, Killingly, Connecticut, November 14, 2017. Brunnett, 24, was trapped inside her burning pickup truck after a highway accident. Jordan, 20, logger, was in a vehicle with his father when they came upon the accident. Flames were issuing from the underside of the truck on its passenger side. Jordan’s father exited their vehicle and ran to the driver’s side of the truck, where Brunnett was sitting in the driver’s seat. The father attempted to open the driver’s door, but it was jammed. The door’s window frame was buckled and its window was broken out, limiting access to Brunnett. Jordan’s father grasped the window frame and pulled down on it. Jordan arrived at the truck’s driver’s side and both he and his father pulled down on the frame until there was a gap large enough to remove Brunnett. Despite heavy smoke and intense heat, Jordan and his father both reached in through the gap and grasped Brunnett, his father freeing her legs from underneath the dashboard. The men pulled Brunnett out of the truck as flames spread to the interior of the truck. Jordan’s pant leg caught fire and he smothered the flames. Jordan and his father moved Brunnett farther away from the truck, which was shortly engulfed by flames. Brunnett was hospitalized for broken limbs and internal injuries. She was not burned.
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