OAKLAND PARK (CBSMiami)– In a brave attempt to save a life, a deputy pulled a man out of a burning car following a crash in Oakland Park.READ MORE: Video Captures Pompano Beach Shooting, Suspects Sought
Broward Sherriff’s deputies said Kenny Allen, 40, and Howard Randolph, 45 from Lauderdale Lakes were in a 2004 Honda Civic Thursday night near the 2000 block of W. Oakland Park Boulevard.
As Allen drove, he somehow lost control of the car, struck a median, slid across lanes, hit a tree and a utility pole.
Deputy Dustin Sisson, ran into the incident shortly after the crash and saw Randolph, the passenger, walking near the car.READ MORE: Red, Long-Time Zoo Miami Resident Ostrich Found Dead
As the deputy walked towards the car, it burst into flames. While trying to put out the fire, the Sisson noticed Allen still strapped into the car.He cut the seat belt and pulled Allen out of the car shortly before the car was consumed by flames.
Another deputy, Jonathan Zinglo, arrived and started CPR on Allen who was unconscious. Deputies said he did not stop and was later treated and released for symptoms of heat exhaustion from performing CPR.
Once rescue crews arrived, they rushed Allen and Randolph to the Broward Health Medical Center.
Allen later died at the hospital while Randolph was being treated for critical injuries. His condition is unknown.MORE NEWS: Art Of Black Aims To Showcase Diversity In The Arts During Art Week
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.