State police are asking for help to figure out who helped rescue a driver from a burning car on Route 9 in July so they can recognize him for his selfless act.
State police responded to a crash near the exit 12 off-ramp on Route 9 southbound in Middletown at 9:08 p.m. on July 16 and found a 2007 Gray Infiniti in flames.
Two men who saw the crash also stopped and were trying to get the driver out of the car, according to state police. The trooper used a fire extinguisher to put out the blaze and the two men pulled the driver to safety.
An ambulance transported the driver to the hospital and state police said the person sustained only minor injuries thanks to the actions of the two men who stopped to assist, as well as the trooper.
Police have identified one of the men, but they are trying to identify the other to recognize him for his selfless act that evening, state police said.
State Police Troop F is asking anyone with information on the person who helped the driver to call Trooper Swokla at Troop F in Westbrook, (860)399-2100.
Correction: The social media post previously had the wrong phone number, but it has been corrected to (860)399-2100
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