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VIDEO: Florida cops rescue driver after fiery, wrong-way crash on I-95 in Volusia County

Posted: 5:05 AM, Jan 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-10 10:26:09Z
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EDGEWATER, Fla. — (NBC) - Dramatic body camera video shows the aftermath of a deadly wrong-way crash that closed Interstate 95 in Central Florida for hours Wednesday.

Cameras also captured the heroic efforts of an Edgewater Police Department officer and a Volusia County Sheriff's Office deputy to rescue a victim from a burning car.

A wrong-way driver had just slammed into the car driven by a 22-year-old Logan Aschendorf of Boca Raton.

Law enforcement arrived and then battled flames and fumes to get to Aschendorf. Eventually, they were able to smash open a window to free him from the burning car.

Authorities say the wrong-way driver, who was killed, was traveling north in the southbound lanes. He has been identified as 23-year-old Devon Standish of Daytona Beach.

To add to the confusion and traffic, a semi that slowed down for the crash was hit by a dump truck carrying asphalt, which tipped over.

Clean up crews shut down I-95 for 12 hours to scoop up asphalt and repair the road.

Aschendorf is recovering from critical injuries.

But it's the life saving effort by a deputy and a police officer that will forever be remembered.