LOMBARDY – Two men, whose actions likely saved the life of a woman in a deadly fiery crash on Highway 15 nearly three weeks ago, have been identified.
The two had come upon the crash just after midnight on Saturday, May 7, 2016 on the highway, west of Frayn Road.
A Pontiac Sunfire had collided head-on with a Volkswagen.
Leeds County O.P.P. say the men in a dark-coloured pickup truck had used tow straps to hook on the Volkswagen and pull it away from the other car that had burst into flames, killing the 18-year-old driver.
A 48-year-old woman from the Kitchener area was later extricated from that Volkswagen and flown to hospital with serious injuries.
“Had it not been for the selfless acts of these two males, the outcome for the trapped female would have been tragic,” O.P.P. Const. Sandra Barr said.
The O.P.P. had put a call out earlier this week for the public to help identify the two individuals, likely to recognize them for their actions in the future.
An investigation into the crash in ongoing.