11/22/2012

Trooper risks life to save men in fiery NC wreck

Trooper Justin Mitchell jumped out of his patrol car and dragged the driver to safety, while the passenger was able to get out

By Keith Upchurch
The Durham Herald-Sun

DURHAM — A trooper with the N.C. Highway Patrol is being credited with risking his life to rescue two men whose truck was hit head-on during a fiery car crash on N.C. 98 in Durham County.

The trooper, Justin Mitchell, jumped out of his patrol car and dragged the driver to safety, according to Sgt. Maurice Devalle of the patrol's Durham office. The other man was able to get out.

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