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Greenville Fire/Rescue honors man for rescuing a complete stranger

“Without his efforts she would have died.”
Published: Feb. 22, 2021 at 10:21 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A woman is alive today after a fiery crash that happened February 6th, all thanks to the heroic actions of a complete stranger.

Greenville Fire and Rescue awarded Temonn Edwards with a certificate of recognition Monday, saying without his efforts, a woman would be dead.

On February 6th around 3 p.m., a car crash on East Tenth Street turned into a race against the clock when one of the cars went up in flames, trapping a woman inside.

Eric Griffin, Greenville Fire and Rescue Chief, said the car was on fire and the woman was trapped. He said it took them a while to get her out with the jaws of life.

Temonn Edwards jumped into action before Greenville Fire & Rescue arrived, running into a nearby store to grab a fire extinguisher.

According to the police report, the woman trapped was the passenger in the car. The woman told the police that her boyfriend, the one driving, had a seizure while driving causing a crash.

Edwards said he pulled up to the crash with his son in the car.

Greenville Fire and Rescue presented Edwards with a certificate of recognition.

WITN also reached out to the two people who were in the car that went up in flames and they said they are doing fine and they are grateful for Edwards actions that day.

A total of five passengers were taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for treatment that day and Chief Griffin said he believes all passengers are recovering well.

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