Good Samaritans help rescue driver from fiery crash

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MOUNT LAUREL (AP) - Authorities say passing drivers helped rescue another motorist from a burning vehicle after a crash on a major highway in southern New Jersey.

The accident occurred shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday in the northbound lanes of Interstate 295 in Mount Laurel.

Authorities say the man lost control of his Jeep Wrangler and struck a tree. They say passers-by and emergency responders worked together to soon free the driver.

The driver was alone in the vehicle at the time of the crash. He was being treated at a hospital for injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

A person involved in the rescue was also treated at the hospital for minor injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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