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Men, deputy take quick action to save unconscious driver's life

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Posted at 4:04 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 17:05:09-05

CHRISTIANA, Tenn. (WTVF) — Three men likely saved the life of a driver who was unconscious inside his running vehicle in Christiana, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

On Friday, Deputy Gregg Speck, recently retired Deputy Greg King and an unidentified farmer who was nearby helped the man in his vehicle on Epps Mill Road near the Dollar General.

The farmer used his truck to stop the driver’s vehicle from moving into the street.

King and Deputy Speck reportedly saw that the man wasn't breathing and his face had turned blue; so King began emergency care.

“Speck delivered several chest thumps to the driver to stimulate both breathing and cardiac activity,” Goodwin said in a social media post. “It worked.”

The man's eyes opened and paramedics took over once they got to the scene.

“When he was put on the stretcher, he was awake,” Speck said in the post.

Rutherford County Sgt. Dan Goodwin credited King and Speck with saving the man's life.