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Ala. man leaps into creek to free woman from sinking car

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Updated: 1/17/2013 2:54 pm
By Ontario Richardson
NBC News

ELLISVILLE, Ala. -- Authorities are calling a man a hero after a rescue late Tuesday night.
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It began when Kassie Ford's vehicle plunged into Tallahala Creek after being hit by an 18-wheeler.

Jimmy and Karen Thompson witnessed the crash.

Mr. Thompson immediately jumped into the water and pulled Ford from her submerged car.

The unidentified driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.
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