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Flagerlive.com provided this image of the burned out Jaguar in Palm Coast, Florida

FLAGLER COUNTY, FLA. (LANSING STATE JOURNAL) – Two DeWitt 17-year-olds on a spring break trip in Florida will be honored Thursday for pulling two people from a burning car.

Cody Decker and Luke Vaughn were walking shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday outside the entrance of vacation condominiums in Palm Coast, Fla., near Daytona Beach, when a Jaguar X-Type sped by them and crashed into two trees, according to a news release from the Flagler County Sheriff's Office.

The crash nearly ripped the burning Jaguar in two.

The teens ran to the scene and one broke windows on the vehicle and bent the door frame, before the two pulled the driver, 42-year-old Carlos Adams, and passenger, 44-year-old Tracy Lopez, from the car.

Adams and Lopez were listed in critical condition following the accident.

Decker and Vaughn were treated for minor injuries to their hands.

The teens will be honored at a Thursday morning ceremony in Palm Coast.

"These actions of these teens may have saved the lives of this couple," said Flagler County Sheriff Donald W. Fleming, in a statement. "They stayed calm, acted quickly and removed the victims and themselves from danger. These young men deserve our thanks and recognition."

By Josh Aldredge

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