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Ceres man rescued from burning car
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A Ceres man was seriously injured in last week's deadly car crash on Grayson Road which killed three.

The identity of the three dead was not available when the Courier went to press Friday due to the holiday. However, there was one unconfirmed report that one of then men was also a Ceres resident.

Walter Holcher, 32, sustained major injuries in the Dec. 27 crash west of Laird Road on the west side of the county. The crash took place at 5:15 p.m.

Holcher was a passenger in a 1993 Toyota Camry which crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a 1999 Honda Accord. The California Highway Patrol said that Fisher lost control of his car and that it began to spin counterclockwise and struck an oncoming car. The Toyota flipped onto its side and its engine compartment burst into flames. Other motorists - including David Gillespie of Patterson - stopped to push the vehicle back onto its wheels and broke out a window to rescue Holcher and Burris Fisher, 21, of Ogden, Utah, who was the driver.

Three others perished in the wreck, their bodies badly burned.

Jose Barahoma, 40, of Delhi, the driver of the Honda, sustained major injuries. He was driving eastbound on Grayson Road at the time of the collision.

California Highway Patrolman D. Crooker said the good Samaritans were heroes and likely saved the lives of Holcher and Fisher.