Police pull driver from burning car after he drives off overpass


Three Utah police officers are being hailed as heroes after a dramatic chase ended with them pulling a man from his burning car.

The driver, Dustin Scott Butterfield, 35, was reportedly fleeing police when he drove his car off an overpass in Orem, Utah. The car landed on the ground below and burst into flames. At that point, three Orem officers pulled Mr Butterfield out through the passenger window and dragged him to safety.

“We as a department would like to commend Officers Halladay, Harrison and Bybee for their bravery during this incident,” the Orem Police Department wrote in a Facebook post.

Video footage from one officer’s body camera shows the three cops shouting at Mr Butterfield to get out as they approach the flaming vehicle, but the driver is unresponsive.

They then hoist Mr Butterfield out through a mangled passenger window and drag his limp body along the ground, away from the fire.


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