Woman Seeks To Identify Good Samaritans Who Saved Husband

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ATHENS, Ala.(WHNT) – A Limestone County woman is asking for the public’s help in identifying two good Samaritans who pulled her husband out of a burning car after a serious wreck last week.

Mellisa Amrein told WHNT News 19 she wants to know who the good Samaritans are so she can thank them in person. Her husband, Maxwell Amrein, 22, is fighting for his life right now in the intensive care unit of Huntsville Hospital. The former Marine was critically injured in a wreck last Thursday morning after his car collided with another vehicle on I-65 near Athens. Mellisa Amrein said she heard the horrifying accident as she was talking with her husband over the phone.

“I became aware of another man’s voice at the other end of the phone, just continued to say ‘I’m so sorry, but please wake up, please wake up, your car is on fire.”

Witnesses told Mrs. Amrein that the driver of the other vehicle was quickly joined by the unknown bystanders who stopped to help.

“Had it not been for them he would have no chance whatsoever,” said Amrein. “Right now, no matter how critical his state is, he has a chance at life because of them, and I really want to thank them so, so much for giving him a chance to have a life with his little girl.”

If you know who the good Samaritans are, please contact Mrs. Amrein via Facebook or email nick.banaszak@whnt.com and we’ll put you in touch with her.


  • Sue

    I do not know who the people were who helped your husband but I am glad that they helped. I hope he makes a full recovery! and did not lose his life. They were Angels and my prayers are with all of you. Best Wishes!

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