SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KERO) — Call it a Christmas Miracle or just a matter of someone being at the right place at the right time. Down in San Diego, a family was heading down a road when a gas can from a truck in front of them fell off and got wedged under their engine.
Sparks from the gas can soon ignited, leading to the entire car being engulfed in flames.
Tony Hurley was driving with his wife and their one-year-old daughter. The husband and wife were able to get out safely but the latching mechanism for the car seat was stuck.
At that moment Marine Gunnery Sergeant Kyle Wetter was driving by, stopped to help, pulled out a pocket knife, and was able to get the girl out safely.
"Definitely a hero in my book and more than grateful. Just a good person," said Hurley.
"It's what I expect any person to do. I'm not special by any means just the person behind them who could help," said Wetter.
Wetter credits his Marine corps training which he says taught him how to react to fast-developing situations.