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Virginia sheriff’s deputy seen lifting vehicle off of woman’s head after car crash


A sheriff’s deputy in Virginia is being lauded for saving a life last year, lifting a car to save a woman pinned underneath.

The incident, which took place in May of 2020, involved a Gloucester County Sheriff’s Deputy named Jon Holt, who was working a traffic investigation when he saw a car lose control. 

“So I was on the scene, I observed the vehicle upside down with one of the juvenile occupants outside the vehicle,” said Holt.

Holt quickly sprung into action,  and noticed that a woman in the vehicle was trapped. 

The woman’s son told Holt that his mother could not breathe.

“He said she can’t breathe and you know, calling to his mother and at that point had her head was pinned underneath the vehicle,” said Holt.

Holt, an Iraq war veteran who also serves in the Army National Guard, utilized incredible inner strength to free the woman. 

“At that point, I put my shoulder into the doorframe and braced as best I could and I said, ‘All I have to do is just stand up.’ That’s what all I was telling myself, and at that point with as much effort as I could, I tried to stand up and stood up enough so she could free herself and was able to start breathing,” explained Holt. 

According to 13 News Now, the mother Holt saved is doing well- at least as far as Holt is aware.

“Last I knew that she was doing OK and you know, medical staff believed that she will be OK and released,” said Holt.

Holt denies being a hero, and stated that he simply did his duty.


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