Police and a passer-by rescued two people from a fiery crash in southern New Jersey.

Hamilton Township police say 21-year-old Walter Harris and 18-year-old Hallie Thompson were trapped after their car crashed into a tree and burst into flames on Almond Street Thursday night.

A tree then fell on the car's roof. Police say two officers and a citizen pulled the pair to safety. Both were taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The accident is under investigation.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)