PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A mother and her four year old daughter are recovering after a brush with death. They were in a car crash Thursday in Pender County, on Highway 50 in the Maple Hill community.
According to highway troopers Melissa Noble and her daughter Ava Grace were trapped in their car after being involved in a head on collision.
Investigators say, Donald Watkins Jr. a college student who's home for the summer and a UPS worker named Shane Davis pulled the mother and daughter out of the car just moments before it caught fire.
Watkins says, he was outside washing his car when the crash happened.
"I heard this loud boom! I turned around thinking someone ran off the road and kept going. I turned around and it's two cars, one in the ditch and one in road," said Watkins.
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