The rescued victims of a fiery chain-reaction crash in Pompano Beach have been identified by the Broward Sheriff's Office.
Marie S. Saint-Laurent, 33, of Lauderhill, was at the wheel of a black Toyota Celica that rear-ended a white Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Daniel Castillejo, 45, of Fort Lauderdale, authorities said.
The impact of the collision around 7 a.m. Monday at West Sample Road and North Andrews Avenue caused the truck's gas tank to dislodge and catch fire, according to Pompano Beach Fire Rescue.
A gold Mazda pickup, driven by Kenneth Smith, 57, and a red Honda Civic driven by Livan Cardenas, 35, both of Fort Lauderdale, were hit by the flaming Ford, investigators said.
Some witnesses scrambled to pull the drivers from the wreckage while others recorded the scene on cellphones.
Paramedics said they had to catch up to Saint-Laurent, who had wandered about 200 yards from the crash scene. She was critically injured and suffering from burns, fire rescue spokeswoman Sandra King said Monday.