Just feet from the scene of a fatal car accident, a mother held her son tightly as she wrote down her account of what she saw at the corner of Chenal Parkway and Loyola.
Police say a passenger in the car told them that she and her boyfriend were having an argument when he tried to turn abruptly and ended up slamming into a tree. The first people on the scene found the car burning with the driver inside and a woman and child struggling to get out.
"Anytime fire is there and somebody is trapped it's a terrible feeling. My house just burned down a couple of days ago so I know first hand what that feels like, that's why I reacted so quick," says Kermit Farris.
Farris wasn't the only one who risked his life to help two other men acted including a professional basketball player.
"Corliss Williamson and I didn't know the other gentleman, everybody knows Corliss and him being there you know, it's a fire, it's dangerous and he was right there," says Farris.
Farris is heartbroken to hear the driver died, but he's hopeful the child and the woman who were both injured will be alright. "It's sad, I hope the Lord will be with those people."
Police say none of the people in the car were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. The driver who died in the crash has been identified as Terrance Charles. Police believe he was distracted by an argument, which led to the accident. The two passengers are in the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.