A Newberry Township man pulled a man from car involved in a fiery crash that claimed the life of the passenger of the car Sunday afternoon.
Guy Moody was about a block from his home when, about 1:30 p.m., he came across an older model Corvette that had flipped onto its roof along the 2900 block of Old Trail Road.
After he checked on passenger Joshua Hershey, who had been thrown from the car, Moody said he ran to the burning car to see if anyone else was inside.
With the engine compartment engulfed in flames, Moody happened to see an arm through a smashed window and reached in to pull the driver from the wreckage.
"I didn't know he was in there. There was so much smoke," Moody said.
The doors of the smashed car were rendered inoperable in the crash, forcing Moody to break off a side mirror and to pull the unidentified driver through a small gap between the car and its crunched roof.
Moody said he suffered slight burns to his hands in the process.
"I wasn't going to let the kid burn up," Moody said.
Fatal: Though Moody pulled one of the crash victims to safety, Hershey died. He was 18.
Deputy Coroner Onalee Gilbert said he was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy will be preformed at Allentown's Lehigh Valley Hospital on Tuesday, she said.
Hershey, who lived in the 2800 block of Old Trail Road, recently graduated from Red Land High School, said Pam Gay, the York County Coroner.
Moody and other neighbors and passersby, including his son, 20-year-old Cody Wright, pulled Hershey away from the burning car.
The group of Good Samaritans rolled Hershey, who was about 3 feet from the car, onto a piece of plywood and carried him to safety, he said.
Though Hershey died, Moody said he's glad that he was able to do his part of prevent a second death.
"I'm glad one of them made it," he said.
Second fatal: The crash was the second fatal one to happen in York County this weekend.
Mason Brady, 22, of Hanover, was pronounced dead at York Hospital after he was involved in a single-vehicle crash Friday night, according to Southwestern Regional Police.
Brady was driving his family's 1989 Ford Ranger pickup truck west on Glenville Road in Manheim Township about 10:30 p.m. when he lost control of it in the 5900 block, police said.
The truck rolled several times and Brady was ejected, police said.
He was flown to York Hospital where he died of his injuries, police said.
There will not be an autopsy, Gay said.
Anyone with information about the crash in Manheim Township is asked to call police at (717) 225-1333. Anyone with information about the crash in Newberry Township is asked to call police at (717) 938-2608.
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