Good samaritan rescues teens from Mt. Juliet fiery crash

Posted at 4:28 AM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 08:18:55-04

MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. (WTVF) — A man jumped into action to save a group of teenagers after a fiery crash in Mt. Juliet early Friday morning.

The crash happened at about 1:00a.m. at the intersection of South Mt. Juliet Road and Stewarts Ferry Pike.

The driver of a sedan with a total of five teenage passengers inside crashed into a pole at the intersection.

Conner Dibenedetto said he was driving home from a friend's house when he saw the crash scene and two teenagers standing outside the crashed car.

"There was a little dude, man, he was on the ground," Dibenedetto said. "There was a little girl also dazed and confused and there were three in the back. The vehicle was on fire at that point, aso I knew I had to make a decision to pull them out."

Debenedetto said he was able to get the three teenagers out alright.

Troopers said all five teenagers who were in the vehicle were taken to hospitals. Three were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, while the two others were taken to TriStar Summit Hospital. The extent of their injuries was unclear.

Troopers are investigating what caused the crash.