Shiawassee County Sheriff's Det. Lt. David Kirk told Durand Now on Monday morning that a car vs. home accident could have had an entirely different outcome had it not been for the heroic actions of the victim.

When a woman crashed her vehicle into a home in rural Durand early Friday morning, the vehicle burst in to flames. When the homeowner exited his home after the accident, he found the driver still in the burning vehicle. As flames from the vehicle spread to his home, he was able to get in to the vehicle and pull the unconscious driver out.