Three Men Hailed Heroes for Saving Woman From Fiery Crash

By Mallory Lane

Published 01/12 2014 07:20PM

Updated 01/12 2014 11:39PM

HOUTZDALE, CLEARFIELD COUNTY - Three Houtzdale men are being hailed heroes after saving a woman's life Saturday.

It happened early Saturday morning at the intersection of Henderson Street and Rankin Road in Houtzdale.

A woman crashed her car into a tree, catching it on fire.

The woman's family says what happened next is a miracle and something they're very thankful for.

"I had a bunch of text messages from people saying, 'How's your mom?', 'What happened?', I didn't even know what happened," Morgan Myers, the victim's daughter, said. "Nobody called and told me."

Morgan's mother was the woman inside of the burning car.

"I don't think my mom knows how thankful we are for all of them," she said. "It hasn't really hit her yet, she's just in a lot of pain."

Her mom suffered several injuries in the crash, including a fractured back, cuts on her face and burns on her knee. But Morgan says it's nothing compared to what could have happened if Scott Johnson, Chris Kephart and Logan Cook hadn't pulled over to help.

"It was basically sheer chaos," Scott said. "It was terrifying, it was absolutely terrifying."

It was a scary scene for Scott, Chris and Logan.

"Everyone was saying how we put our lives in danger," Logan said. "At the time, I honestly didn't think about it. I had my mind on saving her from the vehicle."

The woman was driving along Henderson Street, lost control of her car, crossed the center line, hit a tree and was knocked unconscious.

Logan called 911, but says he quickly realized they had to do more.

"Her legs were trapped within the car," he said. "I reached in, grabbed her by the arms and started yanking her out of the car."

"You could see flames coming up from underneath the dash to where her legs were trapped," Scott said. "Logan, as he ripped her out, she fell to the ground and that's when he got under one side of her, I got under the other side and we got her up the hill."

Scott says within 30 seconds, the car was engulfed.

"It was like an explosion," he said. "It started popping, it started really loud booms."

Lucky timing and a heroic act, making the difference between life and death.

"God put us in the right place at the right time," Scott said.

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