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EMSA medic rescues own grandma

OKLAHOMA CITY – EMSA Medic Carey Crump has responded to dozens of emergencies but a head-on collision along I-44 was personal.

Crump said, “I was expecting a fender bender, something minor.”

Carey had no idea, her Grandmother, Joan Butts, was trapped in the wreckage. 

Firefighters were frantically cutting the elderly victim from the crushed car, as Carey and her partner, Holly Westin stood by.

They were ready to do what they do best, save lives.

Westin said, “I don’t have any grandparents and I put myself in Carey’s spot; that was my grandmother there too.”

Westin was in the back of the ambulance with Joan and Carey was behind the wheel.

“My focus, getting everyone in the ambulance there safely,” Carey said.

Joan Butts is recovering from critical injuries and will undergo weeks of physical therapy at Jim Thorp Rehabilitation.

She said, “God was with me or I would not be here.”

Joan is grateful for all the first responders but especially her granddaughter who knows how to respond when seconds really count.

Watch tonight at 6 p.m. for their full story.