A five-year-old boy saved his younger brother, a two-year-old toddler, from the burning wreckage of an accident that killed their father, US media reports said.
The father was driving an 18-wheeler trailer, which crashed into a guardrail and metal pillar on a highway on Friday (Oct 14) in Houston, Texas, the New York Daily News reported.
The truck tipped over and the cabin burst into flames, but the five-year-old boy, who has not been named, told police officers that he pulled his younger brother out of the fire.
Their father died at the scene.
"The 5-year-old actually advised us that he pulled his 2-year-old little brother out from the 18-wheeler wreckage," a police officer told TV news channels.
"He's a trooper, he was ejected and he was sitting down and talking to us... he helped us out a lot to piece together a lot of things."
The boy told police that the family was moving to Galveston, Texas, and his mother was driving ahead of them in a different vehicle.
Daval Shah, a hotel manager who saw the crash, said he saw the two-year-old lying on the road. He "grabbed" both boys and waited for police to arrive, said a KPRC news report.
The older boy suffered minor injuries, while his brother has sustained some "severe burns". Both are expected to recover.