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Good Samaritans save two after serious crash

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SAVANNAH, GA - Good Samaritans helped two people survive a terrible interstate wreck in southeast Georgia today.

We spoke to one of those good Samaritans, as he passed through our area today.

He says he just did what any normal person would do.

One look at the vehicles, and you may think it's a miracle anyone survived.

Truck driver John Boutwell is a former firefighter.

He thought nothing of the pickup truck as it passed him early this morning on 95 southbound.

Until he came around a bend a few minutes later.

John Boutwell says "From the damage that I saw I didn't know how or if anybody could survive"

Boutwell pulled over and that's when his training kicked in.

He says "I jumped out of the truck grabbed my crowbar, my gloves and my phone."

When Boutwell reached the pick up truck he found a male behind the wheel alert.

"I looked at the truck it started smoking my first thought was to get him out."

Boutwell says 2 fort stewart soldiers also helped.

The woman in the other vehicle was in severe pain.

"She got rear ended and I started smelling gas"

Richmond Hill Police Department Major Mike Albritton told me he stopped to pick up that woman Tuesday after her car broke down.

He gave her a ride into town, but she came back about 2 am to wait for help and fell asleep in her car.

The pickup left the roadway and hit the parked car.

He said "Two Fort Stewart soldiers said he rear ended her and went nose down rear end up there was a four wheeler in the back of the truck that flew out."

The woman was cut from her car and airlifted to a Savannah hospital.

The man was taken by ambulance.

Both are expected to recover.

Their names have not been released.

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