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Teen runs more than a mile for help after overnight Cass County crash

The heroic actions of a 15-year-old may have saved a life after deputies said the teen ran more than a mile for help.

Posted: May 6, 2019 5:23 AM
Updated: May 6, 2019 7:26 AM

CASS COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The heroic actions of a 15-year-old may have saved a life after deputies said the teen ran more than a mile for help.

Around 1 a.m. Monday, Cass County Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call of a single-vehicle crash. Sgt. Brad Craven said an SUV traveling north on County Road 600 East near North U.S 24 crashed into a cement embankment.

Craven said the driver of the SUV was trapped. With no cell phones in the vehicle, the 15-year-old passenger ran more than a mile away to have their mother call 911.

Police had to pull the driver out of the vehicle. The driver was airlifted to a hospital in Fort Wayne, complaining of severe leg pain.

The injuries are non-life threatening.

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