Troopers save possible heart attack victim's life in Lawrenceburg

LAWRENCEBURG, IN (FOX19) - Troopers in Lawrenceburg responding to a possible crash, ended up saving a man's life.

Just before 9 p.m. on Dec. 17, Trooper Kyle Stovall came upon a vehicle he thought had been involved in a crash on U.S. 50 just west of S.R. 48 in Lawrenceburg. Shortly thereafter arriving, Troopers Cameron McCreary, Brian Earls, and Brent Miller along with off-duty Lawrenceburg EMT, Casey Nanz arrived at the scene. The vehicle had not crashed however there was a male driver slumped in the vehicle and the doors were locked.

After breaking out the car window, Tpr. McCreary discovered that the driver Darrell Waller,71, had no pulse and was not breathing. Tpr. McCreary and EMT Nanz removed the driver as Tpr. Earls retrieved an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) from Tpr. McCreary's car while Nanz performed CPR on the victim. The AED was applied and two shocks were delivered just prior to the arrival of Lawrenceburg EMS units.

Upon their arrival they applied the AED from the ambulance and administered thee more shocks. At this time the victim, Mr. Waller of Sunman regained his pulse and began breathing on his own.

He was transported to Dearborn County Hospital by Lawrenceburg EMS and later transferred to University Hospital in Cincinnati where he was last listed in critical but stable condition.

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