An officer with the Ohio State Highway Patrol was honored this week for saving a semi-truck driver's life back in April.
Dashcam footage just released shows trooper Eric Devers arrive at the scene of a crash and immediately sprint toward the driver.
The trooper found the man still belted into his seat. Shortly after, his eyes rolled back into his head and he stopped breathing, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.
"Keep breathing!" Devers can be heard shouting in the video. "Don't you die! Don't you die on me! Come on!"
[sharequote align="center"]"Don't you die! Don't you die on me! Come on!"[/sharequote]
Since being posted on Facebook by the Ohio State Highway Patrol on Thursday, the footage has amassed more than 5 million views.
Devers received a Certificate of Recognition for his actions on Thursday. The driver ultimately made a full recovery after being transported to the hospital.
Trooper Eric Devers of the Piqua Post received a Certificate of Recognition today for his actions while responding to a crash that helped save a commercial vehicle driver’s life. Trooper Devers found the driver belted in the driver’s seat, taking low, gasping breaths with eyelids half closed. After a short amount of time, the driver’s eyes rolled back into his head; he slumped over and quit breathing. A passerby who stopped to assist Trooper Devers kept the driver upright as Trooper Devers performed CPR chest compressions until EMS arrived. In total, Trooper Devers was on the scene for 12 minutes prior to medical personnel arriving, at which time the driver began breathing on his own and stabilized. The driver was transported to Wilson Memorial Hospital and made a full recovery. In speaking with the family, medical personnel and witnesses at the scene, it is apparent the quick actions of Trooper Devers helped save the driver’s life.Posted by Ohio State Highway Patrol on Thursday, August 13, 2015
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