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Idaho youth football team lifts overturned car to save trapped couple

The sheriff’s office confirmed that gusty winds, typical for the region, likely caused the crash. The responding deputy later heard from locals about the football team’s involvement, as it wasn't mentioned on site of the accident.


Kahron Spearman


A Boise, Idaho, youth football team saved the lives of two crash victims after their school vans came across the scene of the accident, according to multiple media reports.

 

The boys - members of the Boise Black Knights football team - were riding back from championship tournament in New Mexico, on Tuesday night, through Oregon.

 

The team saw an overturned car on the side of the highway and immediately pulled over. The coaches and youth team all between the ages of 12 and 14 - got out and assisted the victims.

It wasnt really something we thought about. We just instantly pulled over. I dont want to imagine what would happen if we were not there to help.

Regan Magill
Youth football player

The sheriff's office confirmed that gusty winds, normal for the region, likely caused the crash. The responding deputy later heard from locals about the football team's involvement, as it wasn't mentioned on site of the accident.

 

"It's nice to see kids doing a good deed like this; I suspect they have some great coaches leading them," Undersheriff Travis Johnson said. "It's hard to know exactly what would have happened if this team hadn't been there to rescue the trapped female, but as it is, it looks like everyone is going to be just fine."

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