Ryan Clary, 17, doesn’t have to wonder any longer about who helped him escape from his burning pickup truck on Tuesday night. It was Deana Zeugner and Jerry Marlow, both of Rowan County.
Clary was driving his Ford pickup on White Road on Tuesday night, admittedly at a speed a little higher than the posted limit. Clary lost control, ran off the road, then came back onto the road. The truck turned over and came to rest on the driver’s side.
Clary wasn’t seriously hurt, but he couldn’t get out, and he could see flames that were coming from the engine compartment that were spreading to the cab.
Zeugner and Marlow, both traveling separately, drove up on the crash scene. “When we pulled up it was more like we were looking to see what was in the road,” Zeugner told WBTV. “Then I saw him standing in the truck trying to get out. My reaction was to go help him.”
Zeugner and Marlow then helped Clary get out of the truck.