Malissa has been married to Jeremy Crews for a year and a half. The heroic wife said feeling grateful that her husband is alive despite broken ribs.
A heroic wife came to her husband's aid after the couple got caught in a fiery three-car wreck in Missouri.
Three vehicles horrifically crashed into each other in the early-morning crash on May 21 on Interstate 70 near Grand Boulevard, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD). One of the cars was being driven by 36-year-old Malissa Travis Crews, per PEOPLE. Around 4:30 a.m. local time, a GMC Yukon Denali struck a Chevrolet Silverado that had stopped in the left lane of the interstate near Grand Boulevard. The Silverado's lights were not on. The Denali which was driven by Malissa's husband, Jeremy Crews, 42, collided with the Silverado. “My husband hit the car, and flames just flew and I screamed his name because I was behind him watching everything,” Malissa told CBS station KMOV.
“I got him like a potato sack. I’m trying to pull him back and get as far back as I can to get away from this fire,” Crews said. https://t.co/58nhf5ZCeA— ABC7 Sarasota (@mysuncoast) May 23, 2023
Right behind the Denali was a GMC Yukon that was being driven by Malissa. She crashed into the vehicle as she did not have time to respond and barely a few seconds to hit the brake. “I remember the jerking feeling and instantly I knew I had to get out of the truck to get to my husband.”
In an effort to save her loved ones, Malissa leaped from her automobile. Her brother-in-law was sitting in the passenger seat with her husband when she dashed to the car. She pulled her spouse out of the driver's seat after helping her brother-in-law to exit. The engine had already caught fire by the time all this happened and the flames had begun to spread. “I said come on baby you gotta get out of this truck, it’s on fire, and the first thing he says ‘I’m gone’, he says ‘I’m gone’, he thought he was dead. I said you’re ok, you gotta get out of this truck,” said Malissa.
“I’m just glad I’m not a widow after being married after a year and a half,” said Malissa Travis Crews. https://t.co/7PaDuy5lPr https://t.co/JV22XlgO5L— KFVS News (@kfvsnews) May 22, 2023
The ferocity of the flames can be seen in a video taken by another car, and you can hear objects popping and exploding. “I got him like a potato sack. I’m trying to pull him back and get as far back as I can to get away from this fire,” Malissa said, per NBC 15. EMS showed up, and additional people stopped to offer assistance. Malissa reported that despite having numerous broken ribs and bones, her husband and his brother are still alive. “I’m just glad I’m not a widow after being married for a year and a half,” Malissa said, heaving a sigh of relief.
Unfortunately, the Silverado's driver died on the spot of the crash. The investigation is still ongoing, St. Louis City Police shared.
UPDATE: 1 person was killed in the multi-vehicle crash on I-70 this morning. https://t.co/6ygHmwr56S— KMOV (@KMOV) May 21, 2023
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