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

September 18th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

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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