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Woman who saved boy in fiery crash says everyone did their best

Staff Report • Sep 18, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Samantha Rowe didn't think about the flames. She didn't think about the danger.

"I heard that child screaming and crying," she said Thursday. "I wasn't worried about the risk. I just wanted to get him away from that burning car. It was just a mother's instinct."

Rowe, a stay-at-home mother, helped pull 4-year-old Nicholas Murphy to safety Wednesday night from the fiery crash on Chapman Highway that killed his parents and another driver. She pulled up within about a minute of the impact.

Read the full report at the Knoxville News Sentinel's web site.

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