Caught on Cam: fiery rescue on Minnesota hwy

NBC News
Friday, January 31, 2014 - 2:56pm

Police dashboard video shows an intense roadside rescue in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

The only thing that makes the sight of a flaming SUV on the side of the highway tolerable for Rachel Aure is the knowledge that the driver, her father Douglas Aure, was no longer inside it.

"I can't say thank you enough times. And I feel like even if they would've been there even a minute later thinks would've been a lot different right now," Rachel Aure says.

Her father hit a cable barrier during his snowy morning commute Thursday. The spinning tires erupted in flames, and then ignited leaking fuel. Maple Grove fire crews were still in route when Maple Grove Police Officer Jesse Mathwig arrived at the scene.

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