2 PCSO deputies rescue woman from burning truck

Two Pima County Sheriff's deputies are being called heroes after rescuing a woman from a burning pickup truck on Saturday.

The truck went up in flames after a crash on the southwest side of Tucson near North Bopp Road and West Camino Verde.

The deputies were able to use some tools to pry open the door and free the 69-year-old woman who was trapped inside.

She was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Per investigators, "They determined a pickup truck was traveling westbound on Bopp Road when it came upon a stopped passenger car at the intersection with Camino Verde. The 21-year-old male driver of the truck drove onto the northern dirt shoulder, passing the stopped car on the right. He then veered back onto Bopp Road, but ended up in the eastbound lane hitting the other pickup truck head-on."

There's no word on the conditions of either driver, but investigators say alcohol is considered a factor in the crash and the investigation is ongoing.

One of the deputies was transported to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries and released a short time later.

"The actions of Deputy Gallo and Deputy Serrano exemplify the spirit of our department members in the best possible way. Their quick thinking and determination to save the woman's life fills all of us with pride," stated Chief Deputy Chris Nanos.
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