Authorities on Thursday identified a 46-year-old Hopkins woman killed Sunday in a fiery crash in Shakopee.
Mandy L. Wojnarowski died when her vehicle ran into a traffic signal pole shortly after 2:30 p.m. Sunday on Hwy. 101 near Stagecoach Road, according to police and the Hennepin County medical examiner.
Daniel Nunnally was heading to Valleyfair with his family when he saw the crash scene, pulled over and teamed up with another man to get Wojnarowski out of the car.
“I ran over there and saw a lady slumped over on the steering wheel,” said Nunnally, 32, of St. Paul.
After trying to break a window with his fists, “I went to my car and got a lawn chair and broke out the window,” he said.
The other man broke another window, and they pulled Wojnarowski out of the car as the flames engulfed the vehicle, Nunnally said.
Nunnally said he was “burned a little bit, but nothing too bad. There was no time to think. Once I saw her in the car, it was second nature to help.”
Wojnarowski died of blunt-force injuries, the medical examiner said.
The medical examiner also released the name of a 53-year-old Richfield man who died more than a week after being gravely injured when his motorcycle crashed at northbound Interstate 35W and Diamond Lake Road. Anthony J. Stoffel, who was injured July 14, died Sunday at HCMC.