PALYMYRA — A Palmyra man is being credited with saving the life of a woman trapped in a burning car after she hit a tree.

Chad Curtis of Palmyra found a smoking car up against a tree over a bank at about 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

Curtis says he found the driver, Laura Morgan of Hartland, hanging out the driver’s side door against her seat belt and then flames started come out the hood. A passer-by tossed him a knife and he cut the driver out of the seatbelt and pulled her from the vehicle.

The sheriff’s department says Morgan Is recovering at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Somerset County Sheriff’s Deputy Don Avery tells the Bangor Daily News that without Curtis’s actions, Morgan would have died.


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