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Update: Driver cited in fiery crash

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According to police, a driver has been cited following a fiery crash.

Waterloo authorities say Dequayvious Daytrell Martin, 22, was cited for failure to provide insurance and failure to maintain control in Wednesday's crash on La Porte Road.

Authorities say Martin was driving a Ford Mustang with license plates that didn't match the vehicle's description, and Martin told police he recently purchased the car.

Martin told police he was at Hawkeye Community College, and he was leaving school because his girlfriend had been in an accident.

Both Martin and the driver of the Volkswagen Jetta were taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.


Two people are recovering after a fiery crash in eastern Iowa.

It happened around 9:30 a.m. on La Porte Road in Waterloo, where two drivers collided head-on, and one of the vehicles started on fire.

A witness says he was passing by the crash, and he stopped to pull one of the drivers from a car.

The witness said another person was driving by and stopped to help douse some of the fire.

Twisted metal, charred remains, and broken glass was all that was really left after the drivers of a Ford Mustang and Volkswagen Jetta collided head-on.

MET bus driver Jerry Martin said he jumped into action when he saw the crash.

"I was like 'wow, what did I just do?' It sounds unbelievable coming out of my mouth, but you just see yourself springing into action. I'm just glad they're both OK," Martin said.

There's not much left of the Ford Mustang after the crash, and then it burst into flames.

A witness says, the driver of the Mustang was able to make it out all right, but the driver in the second car needed some help getting out.

"I just went over and helped the other guy out. By the time we got to the black car, he said that his leg was broken, and we told him we had to get him out, because the other car was on fire. Then, we had to convince him to take him farther away, because this car was on fire," Martin said.

As Jerry was helping the Jetta driver from his car, another person stopped and started dousing the fire until firefighters arrived.

"Whoah, Jesus sent that guy with the extinguisher. Because as I was going in, I wasn't thinking about anything but trying to help the guy, but then I realized it's a fire. So, just seeing something like this, I think we're supposed to help," Martin said.

Waterloo Police say both drivers were taken to Covenant Medical Center.

Authorities say they're investigating the details, but they're confirming one of the drivers over-corrected and hit the other vehicle head-on.

Please stay with KWWL as this story develops.

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