Back in November, a guy named Eric Heffelmire was working on his truck in Vienna, Virginia, just outside D.C. He was in his garage when it slipped off the jack, and PINNED him underneath. Which also started a fire somehow.
Luckily his daughter Charlotte happened to be home. She’s 19 years old, and recently got accepted to the U.S. Air Force Academy. She’s only about 5-foot-6 and 120 pounds but she somehow managed to lift the truck up just enough so he could squeeze out.Then she realized the gas tank could explode. So she jumped in the driver’s seat, floored it in reverse and got it away from the house. Which probably prevented the entire house from going up
The rest of her family was inside, because firefighters say she actually saved six lives, including her dad’s. And they gave her an award for it last Thursday. She ended up with burns on her hands and feet, and also hurt her back when she lifted the truck. So she has to put her Air Force Academy plans on hold for now while she recovers.