Romulus teen saves two lives after SUV rolls into pond, submerges in water
Three teenagers are safe thanks to the quick thinking of a 14-year-old who was riding in the back of an SUV that rolled over into a pond on Sunday afternoon.
It happened minutes before 4 p.m., off of Post Road in the Town of Fayette in Seneca County.
Seneca County Sheriff's deputies say the driver, 18-year-old Holly Klue, lost control of her 2001 Ford Explorer while going around a curve on Post Road. The SUV rolled over onto its roof into a small pond and was almost completely submerged in water. Klue and two passengers were trapped inside as water quickly rushed in.
Nicholas Wheaton, 14, of Romulus was riding in the backseat. Somehow, he was able to escape and dial 911. He also pulled Klue, and front-seat passenger 16-year-old Teresa Jensen to safety.
All three teens had only minor scrapes and bruises as a result of the ordeal.
Klue was ticketed for "speed not reasonable and prudent for road conditions." Deputies say she was driving too fast around the curve, which had loose gravel. Though the investigation continues, deputies believe this caused the accident.