Woman expresses thanks to good Samaritan who helped after her car caught fire in south Fargo

Image by Jess Sell
Image by Jess Sell

(Fargo, ND) -- A woman whose car caught fire while she shopped in South Fargo recently is expressing gratitude for the good Samaritan who helped her. 

"He was more worried about my safety than anything else. So, and I don't know this person. It was just really touching to me that somebody who doesn't know me put himself in harm's way," said Wheatland resident Jess Sell. 

Sell says she later learned the man who helped direct traffic away from her burning car was Jeremy Hanson, who previously worked for the Cass County Sheriff's Office, and is now a route supervisor for UPS. Hanson also directed Sell and her husband to warm up in Hanson's car, as he directed traffic away from Sell's burning Charger. 

"For over an hour, this man stood outside in sub-freezing, you know sub-zero temperatures with me, when I think he realized that I was colder than I really knew. He insisted that my husband and I sit in his car and warm up," said Sell.

No one was injured. Sell and her husband are now looking for a new car. 

Original Air Date: 
Thursday, December 29, 2022