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Lewiston man rescued from fiery crash

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By Associated Press

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) _ The Idaho State Police say three men helped
rescue a 51-year-old Lewiston man from his burning pickup truck
after a two-vehicle crash south of Moscow.

Matt Logan of Moscow came upon the wreck Sunday evening. He
first checked on the occupants of a Ford pickup, then turned his
attention to a smaller pickup that had caught fire.

The driver, 32-year-old Jonathan Wager of Moscow, didn't respond
to his shouts and Logan was unable to open the driver's door, which
was crushed shut. The Idaho State Police say Wager likely died on
impact.

The Ford caught fire after three of four family members escaped.
Logan climbed into the pickup from the passenger side and pushed
with his legs and back to create enough space to pull Kerry Wagner
to safety. Two other men helped get Wagner away from the truck as
it fully caught fire.


(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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