Jones County teen thanks good Samaritan for saving her life

A Jones County teenager is safe after being rescued from her car by a good Samaritan after her vehicle went into a creek.

Eighteen year-old Kassie Ford was released from the hospital on Thursday after being treated for head trauma.

The accident occurred late Tuesday night when Ford's car was rear-ended by an 18 wheeler and the car plunged into the Tallahala Creek.

The Jones County Fire Council says Jimmy and Karen Thompson witnessed the crash.  Mr. Thompson immediately jumped into the water and pulled Ford from her submerged car.

"I just thank God that I was there to help somebody." Said Ford, " Mr. Jerry is just an angel in the path way because if he had not have been there, we might be planning a funeral right now instead of a homecoming."

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