Man who helped rescue victims from burning Overland Park wreckag - KCTV5

Man who helped rescue victims from burning Overland Park wreckage details process

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Mark Read. Mark Read.
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

Despite explosions and intense heat from the large flames created by Monday's wreck in Overland Park, witnesses rushed to pull victims from the burning wreckage. 

Mark Read and his son were driving on an entrance ramp at a slow speed when they noticed the crash from a distance.

Read said he could not wait to take action. 

Read's cell phone was recording as he ran to help anyone he could.

He says he and a construction worker pulled a man from the flames. 

"I took my shirt off," Read said. "I had no plan other than to try and beat the flames and pat him down. I grabbed his two rear legs. The construction worker grabbed his upper torso and we scooted him 15 feet and repositioned. The heat was getting stronger and stronger, so we moved a little further."

He estimates they moved the man about 100 feet before an ambulance arrived. He says a separate group of construction workers rescued another man, put him inside a pickup and drove him away from the flames. 

"Our prayers are with both of them (both men rescued) and their families," Read said. 

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