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More Details Revealed in Fatal Jackson County Crash

Fatal Crash
Posted at 4:13 PM, Jan 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-10 11:25:40-05

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Troopers have identified the Good Samaritans that saved a passenger involved in a fatal Jackson County crash.

The Florida Highway Patrol said that on Monday around 1 p.m., Melanie Faircloth was traveling on County Road 162 when she saw Gary Murphy's car lose control and hit an embankment before overturning near White Pond Road.

The car ended up on its roof and caught fire.

Realizing the car was still occupied, Faircloth attempted to rescue the trapped people.

When Mrs. Faircloth was unable to reach the trapped occupants she was able to flag down another passing motorist. Justin Morrison was in his ADT Security Services Vehicle when he stopped and helped Faircloth break the car's front right window.

The two were able to pull out the passenger Pamela Austin of Tallahassee.

Troopers said that, "Austin would have been fatally injuries as a result of the crash had it not been for the heroic efforts of both Mrs. Faircloth and Mr. Morrison."

Austin was transported to Mobile, Alabama where she is undergoing treatment for serious thermal injuries sustained prior to her rescue.

There is a possible third good Samaritan that has not been identified as of yet.