EMT and sheriff’s lieutenant come across fatal accident; saves victim from burning car

BurningCARTER COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – An emergency medical services technician and a sheriff’s lieutenant are being hailed heroes after they pulled a man from a burning vehicle on Saturday night. Both men happened to be driving by the scene of a fatal head on collision on Highway 362 at the intersection of Jim Elliot Road when they stopped to help.

Officials with Tennessee Highway Patrol tell us that 47-year-old Viencen Hitecheew was killed in the accident. While the other victim in this crash, 33-year-old Jerry Oaks survived.

Sean Ochsenbein was on his way back from a ski trip with his fiancee when he saw the crash and immediately got out to help.

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