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Good Samaritan saves two people from deadly Clark County crash

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Published: Nov. 17, 2017 at 10:14 PM EST
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One man found himself in the right place at the right time on the night of a bad Clark County crash.

It happened Tuesday around 7:30 p.m. on Ecton Road just east of Winchester.

Nate Hall said he made a wrong turn and was on the road that night when he saw a car over the embankment in a creek. He rushed to help.

"If it wasn't for pure adrenaline pumping, I probably wouldn't have made it through half of what we went through but thank God that he kept on pushing me," Hall said.

Three people were inside the car. Hall helped get the driver out first by breaking windows and then they both worked to get the female passenger out too.

"At this point, the flames are getting bigger. The car is going up in fire," Hall said. "I know as well as anybody else does that there isn't a lot of time left to get these people out of the car before it blows up."

Unfortunately, they were unable to save Dylan Fields, 16, who was in the back seat. Hall said they had about five minutes before the car completely caught fire.

"I did everything that I could to get that little boy out of that car," he said. "There wasn't enough time. We didn't have any tools. There wasn't anything to work with."

Hall said he keeps replaying those minutes in his head. He said his heart breaks for the people involved and their families.

"I don't want anybody praising me. I don't want anybody looking at me any different than what they did before. All I want is prayers for the families of all three," he said.

Friends are holding a vigil for Dylan Fields Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m.