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Sheriff calls Girard man a good Samaritan after he pulls two out of a burning vehicle


A Girard, Kansas man is being hailed as a good Samaritan by the Crawford County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff Sandy Horton says Christin Johnson lost control of her vehicle just north of Girard.  The van flew into the air, landed in a tree and caught fire.

Joe and Kim Curran saw the van go up in flames.  One occupant got out on their own and Joe pulled the other two before the van became fully engulfed.

Sheriff Horton says if it hadn't been for the Curran's timing the situation could have been different.

"Mr. Curran's timing of driving down the road, when he was, was in their benefit and ultimately saved their lives," says Sheriff Horton.  "The fact that he actually not only stopped, climbed over a fence, all the obstacles in front of him, and yet he still did what he did."

Johnson is in fair condition and one of the teens is in stable condition.

The other has been released from the hospital.

DISCLAIMER:  Joe Curran is the uncle of the reporter who was told to cover this story, Zach Fletcher.

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