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Highway 165 driver stops and helps save a life

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RICHWOOD, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Wednesday evening, on Richwood Road Number Two, the scene was a burnt bible, a front bumper, and spray paint from where police tried to determine the point of impact.

"This whole area was illuminated by the fire" says Williams.

 But it was a different scene at this time Monday night.

"I thought what I saw was a bonfire" says Williams.

Darrell Williams is a retired Army medic who didn't even think twice about stopping when he saw this fiery scene on Richwood road number two on Monday night.

"I parked my car here but then the other vehicle was way over here" says Williams.

The two car wreck claimed the life of 37-year old Gary wells of Monroe and thanks to Williams and four others they got 38-year-old Robert Porter out of his car before it went up in flames.

"On this side of the vehicle we managed to get him out of the vehicle and we dragged him to over here" says Williams.

Luckily for Robert Porter he suffered minor injuries and made it out alive and while some may say Darrell Williams is a hero he says he just wanted to help.

"Its one of those things you didn't hesitate I guess adrenaline kicked in and you react on instinct more or less to save a life I guess" says Williams.

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