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Two off duty officers assist in crash

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Two local police officers assist in a crash near Versailles, Kentucky as they return home from a vacation.

Officer Jovanna Randall of the La Crosse Police Department and Officer Jeremy Randall of West Salem were traveling home with their children from a vacation in Lexington, Kentucky when they saw a tractor and car in flames.

The crashed occurred Tuesday on Highway 60 near Versailles, Kentucky.

As Jovanna directed traffic around the crash, Jeremy jumped into action.

With the help of two other onlookers, Jeremy wrenched open the drivers side door of the car in flames. They then guided the victim inside the car to the side of the road.

Jeremy then flagged down a nearby cement truck, knowing they would have a fire extinguisher on board. Better yet, the truck had a hose and water. Jeremy then used the hose to extinguish the growing fire.

Jeremy and an off duty Kentucky State Trooper then found the victim who was driving the tractor and led him to an ambulance.

Both victims in the crash we rushed to a nearby hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. 

When asked if they considered themselves to be heroes, Jovanna and Jeremy said they were simply just doing their job.

"We don't, I guess, think of it that way," says Jovanna. "I don't know if it's all law enforcement, or just us, but it's just a natural instinct to get out and do what you're trained to do." 

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