Teen Saves Driver's Life

Lauderdale County, Miss. A local teen is being hailed as a hero after saving a driver's life.

"I had no idea what had happened," says Sue Reeves. She lives next to the pond where Monday's crash occurred.

When Reeves returned home hours after it happened, she says her neighbors were asking her if she saved a driver who had crashed into the pond. However, it wasn't Reeves, but instead an 18-year-old who was visiting his brother's house which is located yards away from the site.

"I guess God put me here for that reason and woke me up," says Dakota Street.

After hearing the crash, the teenager rushed to find out what happened. That's when he discovered the accident.

"Thank goodness there were tire marks leading to where he was because I couldn't even see him when I got over here," says Street. "He hit a tree, and went right back to the pond. From the road you can't even see where he went into the water."

When Street found the driver, his truck was not too far from the bank, but it was sinking.

"I found him sitting in his truck, buckled up, with water up to his chest. He was in shock and couldn't move," Street said. "So, I had to open the door and pull him out."

Once that was done Street went back to his brother's house to call for help.

When the accident happened the victim was about a tenth of a mile from his own home. Although the 67-year-old declined an offer to talk on camera, he says the accident resulted from a seizure he experienced. He says that was the first seizure that he has had within the last ten to twelve years.

"It was a total shock," says Reeves. "We were shocked that he didn't hit any of these posts out here. This had a very good outcome, and that young man is definitely a hero."

"I thank God that he's safe and made it out," says Street.

Two days after the crash, the victim says other than some soreness, he's fine. He has since been released from the hospital. His truck was totaled.


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