Iowa couple credited with helping man get out of wrecked vehicle before it caught fire


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FARLEY, Iowa — An Iowa couple has been credited with helping a man get out of his wrecked vehicle before it caught fire.

Peosta Police Department Sgt. Nicole Minnihan says the couple was traveling westbound Tuesday on U.S. 20 in northeast Iowa when another vehicle driven by 65-year-old Mark Schuster went off the roadway.

The Telegraph Herald reports ( ) Sandy Gassman, along with her husband, Tom, pulled over to help. Sandy Gassman put Schuster's arm over her shoulder and they walked away from the wreck. Tom Gassman called 911.

The couple helped Schuster get a safe distance away before the vehicle caught fire. Schuster was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

It took about 20 minutes to contain the fire, which remains under investigation.

Information from: Telegraph Herald,

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