Firefighter pal fought to rescue Fort Lauderdale cop killed in fiery crash

After a rear-end collision turned the vehicle in which he was a passenger into an inferno of flames, Fort Lauderdale firefighter Jacob Snowhite fought to rescue the driver trapped inside, according to a witness.

“He was trying to run to the car, saying, ‘That’s my friend. I’ve got to get him out,'” said Dan Pridemore, who was on his way home when he spotted what he called “a huge fireball” at 2:30 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of State Road 7 and Wiles Road.

Killed in the fiery crash was Fort Lauderdale Detective Christopher Sheehan, 30. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Coral Springs police.

“It was a bad situation,” said Pridemore, 34, who took a video of the flames and the efforts of a man trying to douse them with a fire extinguisher.

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