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Trucker who saved 2 from burning SUV to get Carnegie hero medal


The Weld County truck driver who risked his life to pull two children from a burning sport utility vehicle last year will receive the Carnegie Medal for his selfless act, the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announced Tuesday.

Jorge Orozco-Sanchez of Firestone saved 4-year-old Peyton and 1-year-old Morgen Nicklas after their mother's SUV crossed into his path and hit his grain truck head-on. Melissa Nicklas, 27, died in the impact on U.S. 85 in Weld County.

The 30-year-old driver went into the smoke-filled wreckage of the SUV twice to save the children. ...


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