Good Samaritan rescues man from burning car

Posted: Jul 7, 2020 / 11:50 AM EDT Updated: Jul 7, 2020 / 11:50 AM EDT

Authorities respond to a fiery crash in Oceana County Monday, July 6, 2020. (Oceana County Sheriff’s Office)

CLAYBANKS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A good Samaritan pulled a man from a burning car after a crash in Oceana County Monday.

The wreck happened shortly before 7 p.m. Monday on South Scenic Drive near Webster Road in Claybanks Township, according to the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver told deputies he swerved to avoid a deer, went off the road and struck a tree. A passerby stopped and pulled the driver from the burning car.

The sheriff’s office said the driver, 39-year-old Jeremiah McDonald of Montague, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries to both of his legs.

The good Samaritan was identified by authorities as Matthew Beebe of Holland.