WATCH: Officers Save Victim From Burning Vehicle After Crash On I-35


Monday, June 15th 2020, 9:38 pm
By: Bonnie Campo


MOORE, Okla. -

Newly released body camera footage shows the moments following a deadly DUI crash in Moore that happened around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

Police said the suspect, 37-year-old Jorge Pina, was driving the wrong way on Interstate 35 when he wrecked into two other vehicles near 19th Street.

Two victims were injured, and the suspect died at the scene.

Officers said that Pina was ejected during the crash and smelled like alcohol when he was found on the side of the road.

The footage was played Monday during a city council meeting to show the heroic efforts of police in critical moments.

Police arrived on scene before fire and EMS.

One officer used his baton to try and break the window to free the female victim from the burning vehicle.

“Our guys went through numerous fire extinguishers, five extinguishers, trying to get the fire out of the truck. But, they were able to keep them down enough that she did not burn alive,” said Sgt. Jeremy Lewis of Moore Police.

The female victim was taken to the hospital with severe injuries.

The officers did all they could waiting for fire and EMS to arrive, knowing an explosion was possible at any second.

“They put everyone else before themselves in this situation, in a really chaotic scene, they are really calm,” Lewis said. “They weren’t going to leave this woman. She was crying for help, and they stayed with her.”

We still don’t know the condition of the two victims, but police said the female victim is expected to survive.

Click here for a link to a GoFundMe page for the victim.