ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) - Flames engulfed 31-year-old Corey Heaven's SUV after a car slammed into him from behind, but that didn't stop Chafonta Walker from getting out and dragging Heaven to safety.
St. Petersburg police say the crash happened early Saturday morning at the intersection of U.S. 19 and 22nd Avenue North. Investigators say Kelvin Santana, 27, of Miami, sped up to the red light and slammed into Heaven and another car.
Walker and other witnesses then came to Heaven's rescue.
"I reach in unbuckle his seatbelt after that I just grab him pull him out the window, pull him to the median. Me and the other guy just pulled him to the median pretty much," said Walker.
Heaven and another man escaped with only minor injuries. Santana died at the scene.
Walker says he doesn't consider himself a hero, and instead considers the fact that he was there and able to help a blessing.
"If I ever see him I'll just tell him straight up man I feel like I was a blessing from God to you," said Walker.