Metro man seeks woman who saved his life so he can properly thank her

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A man is looking for his guardian angel after his vehicle was torched on Interstate 670. The metro man says the woman saved his life by pulling him out of his burning SUV. The fire started on the road while Brian Orlich was behind the wheel.

“I had no inkling that there was a fire,” Orlich told FOX 4.

He said he drove over a mattress that was lying in the middle of I-670. He said the mattress coils latched onto the fuel line of the SUV and started a fire.

“I thought it was a small bump, whatever. I saw feathers flying in the back and I said, ‘no big deal,’” Orlich recalled.

He drove for nearly 10 minutes before a woman driving right behind him got his attention to pull over. She ran over to Orlich and yelled.

“'Hey get out, you need to get out,’” he remembered.

Orlich said he saw the flames while inside the car, but was frozen with fear. The woman opened the door and dragged him out. That`s when he said fire consumed the SUV.

Before Orlich could say ‘thank you,’ the woman was gone. Now Orlich hopes to find the woman who he calls his guardian angel, to properly thank her for saving his life.

“You are my favorite person in the world right now… aside from Mariah Carey,” Orlich said.