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Good Samaritans rescue man from fiery wreck


A Lyle man escaped a burning vehicle thanks to nearby witnesses to his wreck last week, one mile west of Murdock.

According to the Washington State Patrol report, Aaron Lewis, 52 was eastbound on Highway 14 at 8:48 a.m. when he crossed over the westbound lane, went through the roadside ditch, struck a rock wall and rolled his Dodge Caravan. The vehicle continued across both lanes of the highway and came to rest on a grassy embankment. Nearby citizens came to Lewis’s aid and pulled him from the wreckage as the vehicle caught fire.

Lewis was transported to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles and the local fire department extinguished the fire. Lewis was to be charged with negligent...

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