Passerby rescues driver from fiery crash

UPDATE @ 7:35 p.m.:

A Clark County man rescued a driver whose car burst into flames after crashing into a pole in the 3400 block of South Tecumseh Road.

The passerby, Andy Blanton, talked to our reporters this morning following the crash reported around 2:45 a.m.

“I just had to get him out. I have run department for 16 years as a volunteer and natural instinct kicked in. I like to do a good deed every once and a while,” Blanton said.

The driver was taken to Soin Medical Center following their rescue.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office tonight was still not releasing information on the cause of the crash nor the driver’s name, age, hometown or condition.

UPDATE @ 8:45 a.m.:

Firefighters say a passerby rescued a driver involved in a crash after the car burst into flames.

Crews responded to the 3400 block of South Tecumseh Road in Enon on a report of a single-vehicle crash and car fire around 2:45 a.m. Sunday.

According to Mad River Township Deputy Chief Elmer Beard, a passerby witnessed the crash, and pulled the driver from the car while it burst into flames.

The driver was injured and transported to Soin Medical Center, but the condition of the driver was not available.

An Ohio Edison pole was damaged and live wires were on the ground when crews respond, but no power outages were reported in the area.

Ohio Highway Patrol troopers have not yet identified a cause of the crash, and it’s unclear if alcohol or speed were factors.


Police and medics are on the scene of a single-vehicle crash in the 3400 block of South Tecumseh Road in Enon.

Deputies say a vehicle crashed into a pole and burst into flames around 2:45 a.m. Sunday. One person was pulled from the vehicle and transported to the hospital.

The extent of the injuries suffered was not immediately available.

Deputies add a pole has been damaged, but no power outages are reported on an Ohio Edison online outage map.

We have a crew on the scene and will update this page when new information is available.