Missouri congressman helps victims after Kansas City wreck

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A congressman from Missouri was among those who came to the aid of victims after a fatal head-on collision in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Kansas City Star reports that Democratic U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver helped pull a man from the wreckage on Friday after a Corvette and pickup truck collided. Cleaver was not involved in the accident.

Cleaver's office says in a statement that he was on his way to a meeting when he drove upon the wreck. One of the motorists was unconscious behind the steering wheel, and Cleaver and three other bystanders helped pull the man to safety as fire spread across the engine block.

The driver of the Corvette died. The pickup truck driver is expected to survive. It wasn't immediately clear which driver Cleaver helped.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com