Husband: Young Men Who Tried to Save Wife from Burning Car are Heroes

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Dan Wicks with his son, Nathan.


A father and son on their own now.

“The loss is pretty hurtful and I’m not sure how I’m gonna get through it. But I have this boy right here,” Dan Wicks said with his 4-year-old son, Nathan, on his lap.

He lost his wife, Amy, in a fiery car crash along Highway 99 earlier this week.

“I miss and adore her. and it’s just been rough,” Wicks said. “She would’ve been 37. So she lived a young life. But they always say the good die young, right?”

Three young men raced to the burning car, but couldn’t free Amy in time.

“I wanna say thank you to those boys,” her husband said. “Everybody in our family appreciates it. I’m sorry, guys. I’m hurt right now. Mentally, physically, emotionally. and I would’ve done the same thing for anybody else.”

And Dan did that exact thing a few years ago, when he rescued an injured man from a burning car. It’s come full circle.

“It’s just the instinct that you have, which I have – helping. When you come across it, you get that courage,” he said. “Can’t wait to meet you guys. You guys are heroes in my book. And I will let my son know that. When he gets a little older, how brave you guys were. And God bless you.”

A fund has been set up by the family for Nathan Wicks. If you’d like to help, there is an account at Chase Bank. The account number is 472752752.

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