MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A couple of good Samaritans jumped into action early Saturday morning, pulling one person out of a burning vehicle in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Unfortunately, another person could not be saved due to the intensity of the fire.
Investigators said a white 2018 Porsche coupe was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Northeast 3rd Avenue when the driver lost control near Northeast 6th Street, struck a concrete light pole, a parked vehicle, before bursting into flames.READ MORE: Clear Masks Make It Possible For Children To See A Teacher's Facial Expressions At Baptist Health System Learning Centers
Police said a witness ran to the fully engulfed vehicle, where he and an unknown witness, who left prior to police arrival, were able to remove one of the occupants of the burning Porsche.
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The good Samaritan told police they were unable to pull the other occupant from the vehicle because of the intense flames.READ MORE: Gov. Ron DeSantis Taps Doctor, Researcher Joseph Ladapo 'We're Done With Fear' As New Surgeon General
Arriving Fort Lauderdale firefighters put out the flames and pronounced the other occupant dead at the scene.
The person who was helped by the good Samaritans was transported to Broward Health Medical Center with life threatening injuries.
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Anyone with information regarding this crash is urged to contact Traffic Homicide Investigator Russell Brown at 954-828-5754.