EXCLUSIVE: Man who helps teen escape mangled car recalls crash

ST. HELENA ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - Just before 8:00 p.m. Saturday, South Carolina Highway Patrol was called to Seaside Road, near Langford Road. There troopers found a Mitsubishi sedan that had rolled over and slammed into an oak tree. The driver of the car, Chelsie Faulk, 18, and front seat passenger, Kayleeana Hudson-Banks, 15, both died at the scene. Faulk was a senior at Beaufort High School and Hudson-Banks was a sophomore at the same school.

Not far from where the crash happened lives Manning Rollerson. He was outside cooking and heard the loud noises.

"I could hear the skids so I took off running. Then I heard the horn steadily blowing nonstop," Rollerson said.

Rollerson said when he got to the scene he could hear the third teenager yelling from the backseat.

"The seat had her pinned up and she kept screaming, 'Please get me out! Please get me out!' I said, 'Are your legs broken?' and then she said, 'I think my legs are broken.' I said, 'Can you feel my hand?' and she said, 'Yes I can feel your hand.' So then I said, 'Do you want to follow me out this way?' and she said, 'Yes I can come out.' So I said, 'Back up slowly. Back up slowly. You just back up slowly.' She was screaming, 'Please get me out!'."

Rollerson said he carefully guided the 16 year old through a hole in the upside down car's floorboard and then waited with the girl until help arrived. The teen, who has not been identified, was then airlifted to the hospital. Rollerson said he couldn't see the other two teens.

"In my heart I wish all three of those kids could have made it. I would have done anything I possibly could to get all three of those kids out," said Manning Rollerson.

The condition of the surviving teen is unknown.

Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol say speed was a factor in the crash.

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