Oscar winner Jamie Foxx helped rescue a man whose crashed pickup truck caught fire Monday night in front of Foxx’s home, his publicist confirmed to CNN.
Brett Kyle, 32, was driving his Toyota Tacoma “at a high rate of speed” in Moorpark, a town in Ventura County, California, when the truck left the road, traveled into a drainage ditch and rolled over multiple times, according to a statement from California Highway Patrol Officer Marco Marin.
The truck landed on its passenger side and caught fire with Kyle still inside.
One of two witnesses who ran to free Kyle took a rescue tool from his own vehicle, allowing both witnesses “to break the window, cut the seat belt, and extricate the driver.”
Neither Marin nor Ventura County Fire Department spokesman Capt. Mike Lindbery would confirm or deny that Foxx was part of the rescue effort.
Lindbery said the Ventura County Fire Department did respond to a traffic incident in the area, and that a 911 caller told dispatchers that civilians had rescued the driver.
“When fire crews arrived on scene just one minute later, they reported the vehicle as fully involved in fire,” Lindbery told CNN. “The patient was taken to the hospital with burn injuries. There was no one else in the truck.”
“It was a pretty courageous thing to do,” said Lindbery, speaking about the rescue. “It’s rare these days that you find someone willing to jump in to help like that.”
Ventura County Fire and American Medical Response transported Kyle to Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. The collision report documented that he had major head, chest, neck and waist trauma.
Kyle was arrested and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. The accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol’s Moorpark Area Office.