Mt. Juliet Teens Honored For Saving Toddler's Life

Posted: 11:23 AM, Apr 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-10 12:27:34-04

Two Wilson County teenagers were honored after saving a toddler’s life when the young girl ran towards a busy highway on Easter weekend. 

Dalaurence Holland, age 15, and Zech Krinjnic age 13, received keys to the city Monday night for putting their lives on the line to save a three-year-old after she ran out of her apartment.

"I called 911 because we didn't know what it was," Krinjnic told reporter Kimberly Davis back on April 1 .

As the teens got closer, they saw the toddler approaching on-coming traffic. That's when Holland acted fast.

"Right before a truck was coming over the hill, and he scooped her up and ran out in the middle between both roads," said Krinjnic.