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OKC Fire Honors 3 Men For Saving Woman's Life

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Six months after saving a woman who was trapped under her car, three Oklahoma Department of Transportation workers were awarded as heroes. Six months after saving a woman who was trapped under her car, three Oklahoma Department of Transportation workers were awarded as heroes.
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Six months after saving a woman who was trapped under her car, three Oklahoma Department of Transportation workers were awarded as heroes Friday, by the Oklahoma City Fire Department. They also got the chance to meet the woman they saved.

On February 18, Davina Luka DeCamp was having car troubles. She stopped outside and ODOT repair shop near 19th and Walnut St. when the unthinkable happened. Her car moved forward and trapped her underneath.

“I'm just glad someone was there to see the accident or see me under the car,” she said.

Luka DeCamp spent the next five months learning how to walk and talk again. Even signing her own name became a task she had to relearn. She doesn't remember the accident that nearly claimed her life, nor does she remember the heroes that saved her.

"That's the last thing you really think of is that the vehicle is going to be on top of somebody," said Major Keith Castillo with OKCFD. He added, OKCFD has crews equipped for the emergency three to five minutes away, but those were precious minutes he didn’t think Luke DeCamp had left to live.

But almost sixth months to the day, that woman is talking and walking again thanks to three strangers that saved her life. The three men were told about the accident by another ODOT employee who saw the accident happen during a smoking break. They grabbed a car-jack and lifted the vehicle, giving Luka DeCamp a second chance at life.

“You're thinking, ‘Oh my god is she alive?’” Roy McBride said as he recalled rushing out to the scene.

Luka DeCamp suffered serious injuries to her right foot, ankle and spine. She has already progressed to using a walker to get around on her own. Her doctors say she still has a long way to go, but without her men she would never have had a chance at recovery.

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