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Jamie Foxx helps save man from burning truck

Posted: 7:14 AM, Jan 20, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-20 15:43:05Z

Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has played super villains and antiheroes on screen. The role of super hero he apparently saved for real life.

Foxx and the victim's father, who met and talked Tuesday, said that Foxx and one other person pulled a man from his burning truck moments before it became engulfed in flames near Foxx's Southern California home.

The California Highway Patrol said the pickup went off the road in unincorporated Ventura County then went into a ditch, rolling over multiple times and becoming engulfed in flames with a male driver trapped inside.

Foxx said he heard the crash from his house, called 911, and ran to the scene. He said another man, an off-duty paramedic who was driving by, had large EMT scissors that the two used to break the truck's window, cut the man's seatbelt and pull him out.