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Published: Friday, 11/18/2005

Van Wert officer pulls man from burning car

VAN WERT, Ohio Van Wert police Officer Scott Day pulled a Convoy, Ohio, man from a burning car Wednesday.

The officer was the first to arrive in the 300 block of North Wayne Street about 11:30 a.m., when he saw the car of Gordon Sowers, 75, engulfed in flames.

Mr. Sowers was driving north on Wayne when he suffered an unknown medical condition and hit a sign at the end of the street.

The car s engine apparently caught fire when the vehicle overheated after the crash, police said.

Officer Day opened the driver s door, unhooked Mr. Sowers seat belt, and pulled him to safety. Mr. Sowers was taken to Van Wert County Hospital with minor injuries, police said.

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