ELLISVILLE, Alabama (WDAM) -- Authorities are calling an Ellisville, Alabama man a hero after a rescue late Tuesday night.
It began when Kassie Ford's vehicle plunged into Tallahala Creek after being hit by an 18-wheeler.
Jimmy and Karen Thompson witnessed the crash.
Mr. Thompson immediately jumped into the water and pulled Ford from her submerged car.
The unidentified driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.