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The Minnesota State Patrol said a Woodbury man freed a motorist trapped inside this vehicle as it burned. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota State Patrol)

State Patrol: Woodbury man pries off door of burning, occupied vehicle

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A Woodbury man is being credited with saving the life of a motorist trapped inside a burning vehicle.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Woodbury resident Robert Renning was headed southbound on Interstate 35W Sunday night when he spotted a nearby vehicle on fire.


Renning flagged down the motorist, a Minneapolis man, and both vehicles pulled over at about 6:40 p.m. in New Brighton.

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Michael Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. His coverage includes local crime, legislative activity and prep sports. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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