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Inmate says he helped stop car from hitting house

VERSAILLES, Ky (WKYT) - Marco Haskins is a work release inmate in Woodford County. He spends his days helping clean up the Versailles Cemetery. This morning, though, he says he was able to help his community even more.

"God must've put me in the right place at the right time. I was just hoping that I made it over there before it hit the house!" he said.

He said he saw a car swerve and the woman driving it begin shaking. As the car swiped a mailbox and headed toward a house, he said he stepped into action.

"She was probably 10 feet from lunging into the house, so I hopped out of my work truck and went over there. I guess she didn't have her foot on the brake and as soon as I opened the door she stepped on the gas and I threw it into park," said Haskins.

Friends of the woman told WKYT she was checked out by EMS workers at her home and she's fine. They're just glad Haskins was in the right place at the right time.

"I just didn't want her to run through the house because I didn't know if people was in the house or not. Things could have got ugly from there. I just feel blessed because I was able to do something like that. Even though I've made mistakes in my past, I feel like a good, productive citizen," said Haskins.

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