A young woman is alive today thanks to the efforts of two state troopers who revived her after a serious crash in Wyoming, Minnesota.
Allyson Andert, 22, of Centerville, lost control of her vehicle on I-35 at County Road 8 around 10 p.m. Wednesday, with the vehicle flipping and landing in two feet of standing water.
Arriving at the scene a short time later were Troppers Brian Schwartz and Corey Johnson, who were able to pull Andert out of the vehicle via the driver's side window.
She was unresponsive and not breathing, however, with Johnson then starting CPR.
After the second set of chest compressions, Andert spat up some water and began breathing, and was taken to Regions Hospital where she eventually regained consciousness.
In a statement via the State Patrol on Thursday, Andert said: "I truly felt I was going to die, but thanks to everyone involved my mom did not get tha call that she'd lost her oldest child."
When asked how he felt that Andert's life was in his hands, Johnson said: "At that time you just resort back to your training, CPR works, it's there for a reason, you just have to utilize it properly."
"It was a relief, it was definitely a relief that she was there," he added. "One she started breathing on her own and spitting up water, it was a relief."