Mass. Trooper, Samaritans, Pull Man from Burning Jeep

Massachusetts State Police Photo

A Mattapoisset man owes his life to a Massachusetts State Trooper after the trooper pulled him from his burning Jeep early Wednesday morning on 195 East in Swansea.

According to the State Police, Trooper Allyson Powell spotted the overturned and burning jeep a few minutes before 1am.  The driver, 23 year old Michael Canty, was wearing his seatbelt and was trapped inside the Jeep.

Trooper Powell cut him free with the help of several drivers who pulled over to help and freed him before the Jeep was completely engulfed.

Canty was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries, and State Police are charging him with OUI, operating to endanger, and speeding.

ABC6 Reporter Erin Logan is at the State Police Barracks in Dartmouth where the three good samaritans talked to the media this afternoon.