Crash victims thank Minneapolis student for valiant rescue

Sameya Osman and her dear friend Shimron Murray were trapped inside a flipped Nissan Tuesday night on Highway 55 in Minneapolis. Their vehicle had rolled three times, landing on its roof after the mid-intersection collision. Upside down and airbags fully deployed, neither could wriggle free.

"I didn't want to die right there. I wanted to come home to my kids," Osman said. "My mind was worried about getting out of there before it explodes. My instinct kicked in."

Fortunately for the pair, a 17-year-old nearby was also in-touch with his instincts. Braylon Wheat heard the loud collision from his second-floor duplex two houses away, and the Patrick Henry High School junior didn't hesitate. He sprang down the stairs, kicked in the car's rear window and yanked the 185-or-so-pound Murray out the back by his wrist and then went around to help pull Osman to safety.

"He didn't think about glass. There was glass everywhere. Glass went in my lip, he didn't think about that. He put his life out there for us," Osman said.

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"There's no words that can express how much gratitude I can extend to him," Murray added.

Fox 9 caught up with the humble hero after school on Thursday afternoon, giving Braylon a chance to see how appreciative they are for his strength and courage in a potentially life-threatening situation.

"From the bottom of my heart, I thank you. God bless you and your family for helping us," Osman said.
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