Man Pulled from Burning Car on Snelling Avenue

September 19, 2018 10:17 PM

Several people quickly responded to a crash at Interstate 694 and the northbound lanes of Snelling Avenue in Arden Hills Wednesday, saving a man's life in the process.

The Lake Johanna Fire Department responded to the scene around 6 p.m. and found the car wrapped in flames about a hundred feet down an embankment off Snelling Avenue.

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Lake Johanna Fire Department Deputy Chief Matt Sather told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS it appeared the unnamed driver of the SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed when he clipped a light pole and rolled the vehicle several times before it stopped upside down and caught fire.


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"With every scene we respond to things are always different," Sather said. "We are surprised at things people walk away from and, unfortunately, we are also surprised at some things people do not walk away from."

Sather said the driver of the SUV, which crashed during slightly rainy conditions, had "his bell rung, but was lucid and communicating with us."

Sather said the man was taken to a hospital.  His condition is unknown, but he is expected to be OK.  He has not been cited or arrested for anything connected to the crash because it is still under investigation by the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office and the State Patrol.

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