A Hamilton County Sheriff's deputy was checking on what he thought was an abandoned vehicle in a wooded area Saturday night, but his quick action might have saved a woman’s life.
Newly-released body camera footage shows the life-saving efforts of the deputy, who discovered the woman passed out and having a medical emergency behind the wheel of her burning car.
Just before 9 p.m., the deputy radioed for help in a wooded area behind Pathways Church on Fields Ertel Road.
"She's passed out. Foot on the gas. I'm going to try to do a lock out,” the deputy said, documented on the newly released body cam footage.
The deputy ran back to his car to call for firefighters to their location.
"We have flames. Send fire,” he told dispatchers. With the woman's foot stuck on the gas pedal, the deputy did everything he could to get in trying to break the driver’s window with his flashlight. But the door was locked, and the window wouldn’t shatter.