Florida Cops Refuse to Give Up During Fiery Rescue: 'We Were Just Determined'
The officers said they could hear the driver inside the vehicle.
Cops jumped into action to rescue a man trapped in a burning car, stopping at nothing to free him, footage from their body cameras shows.
Early Wednesday morning, police in Edgewater, Florida, and Volusia County deputies worked together to save 22-year-old Logan Aschendorf after cops say he was hit head-on by a vehicle being driven the wrong way, which caused his SUV to go up in flames.
They sliced through the rear airbags with a knife and smashed the windows to try to reach him. They tried to open the door but it was twisted.
Sergeant Stephen Binz was of the hero officers who helped pull Aschendorf from the burning Cadillac SUV.
“We were just determined to get this guy out of the car,” he said. “We could hear he was still alive, he was moving, he was making noise.”
Cops eventually used an ax to chop away at the SUV to reach him.
Troopers said Devon Standish, 23, was driving a Honda Insight north in the southbound lanes before the head-on crash with Achendorf. He was pronounced dead on the scene, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
Aschendorf, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, according to authorities.
The crash is still under investigation.
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