Fast-action from police saves life after fiery crash

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A high speed car crash on US-24 in Independence left a 25-year-old woman dead and nearly claimed the life of her passenger, but for the fact action of several Independence police officers.

Dashboard camera video reveals a harrowing scene in Sunday's early morning hours.

Police arrived at the crash site to find a car driven by 25-year-old Ashly Young engulfed in flames next to a concrete highway bridge. Armed with nothing more than a small fire extinguisher, the video shows officers making two separate efforts to pull Young's 18-year-old passenger out of the passenger side window.

"Gotta do it right now!" One officer can be heard shouting "Pull pull pull pull pull!"

The video ends with 18-year-old Randy Alexander-Leslie lifted and dragged from the burning car just as firefighters arrived on scene.

Police would not comment on the video, except to confirm its authenticity. The family of Alexander-Leslie could not be reached for comment.

Alexander-Leslie was last reported to be in critical condition and recovering at an area hospital.

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