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Farm Worker Rescues Teenager Minutes Before Car Explodes

Posted September 19, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— A farm worker saved a teenager's life after a car wreck in Four Oaks Wednesday morning.

Julio Gonzalez pulled 19-year-old Bobby Narron to safety just as his car exploded. The car had slammed into Gonzalez's truck along Boyette Road.

Narron has cerebral palsy and wears a leg brace. For a few minutes, his brace was caught on something inside the car as fire erupted.

"I set there for 5 or 10 minutes trying to mess with it, and I went to pray saying, 'Please Lord, don't let me die here,'" Narron says. "It was like someone just pushed my leg right on out."

The car exploded minutes after Gonzalez pulled Narron away.

Gonzalez is in the hospital with burns on his hands and arms and chest. Troopers have charged Gonzalez in the accident even though he saved Narron's life.