From a major regional news outlet at about the 3-minute mark, you can hear what the man who tried to rescue Mr. Rogers, a Mr. Ponsegrau, has to say about all the "armchair geniuses" who posted at KHOU's website about how they could have saved themselves. Also from this link:
Mike Flash, owner of Corvette Specialties, told 12News that the 2007 Corvette has a manual release located on the floorboard by the driver's seat. But Rogers did not know that.
Ponsegrau says Rogers was not the only one unaware of that. He says he, along with first responders, also struggled finding away to get Rogers o out of the car.
Ponsegrau says eventually firefighters had to break the window.
He said, "There's is a way to get in, but it's not common knowledge."
Hernandez says police believe her dad made a valiant effort to escape, and possibly died while looking through the car's manual. Texas man, dog die after being trapped in Corvette