(WICHITA, Kan.) — They couldn't stand by and watch a man burn to death. That's why two Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputies say they put their own lives on the line to free a driver from a fiery pick-up truck.
The drama unfolded Wednesday morning in the 3700 block of South Broadway, near Haysville. The driver in the burning Chevy pick-up had earlier been seen crashing into at least two vehicles and striking several streets signs along Broadway between 71st & 63rd Streets South.
KHP investigators later determined the 65 year-old driver was a diabetic and had been suffering the effects of low blood sugar when he apparently lost control of the wheel and became disoriented.
"I kept telling him your truck is on fire ... Get out," said Deputy Tom Delgado. The 14 year deputy was first to arrive on the scene.