: Sue Prieskorn
» Not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes, they wear blue jackets.
On May 4, Alex Lowe and Wyatt Lyles, both students at Barren County High School in Glasgow, Kentucky, and members of the Barren County FFA Chapter, were hailed as heroes after saving a fellow FFA member’s life earlier this month following a motor vehicle accident.
Lowe, a junior, and Lyles, a sophomore, were driving home separately after their annual FFA banquet when they came across a flipped vehicle. They both pulled over to see if they could help when they realized the vehicle was smoking.
“We knew we had to find whoever was in that vehicle,” Lyles said.
They discovered the injured driver was one of their classmates, sophomore Nataly Holmon.
“When I saw it was Nataly, that made it even harder to believe,” Lowe said.
Another passerby called 911 while Lowe and Lyles pulled Holmon out of her vehicle.
Lowe and Lyles carried Holmon to the opposite end of the road and realized one of her arms was “barely hanging on” and bleeding profusely. Lyles took off his dress shirt and Lowe removed his belt to make a makeshift tourniquet until help arrived.
“I remember hearing a lot of people yelling, but when I heard Alex’s voice, I knew I was going to get out of there,” Holmon said. “And then I heard Wyatt’s voice, and I said ‘We’ve got this. I’m going to be OK.’”
Read the full story by @abbeynickel15 on FFA New Horizons.