Man Sends Text To Marine Who Stole His Truck To Save Dozens Of Lives In Vegas Shooting


Man Sends Text To Marine Who Stole His Truck To Save Dozens Of Lives In Vegas Shooting

October 5, 2017


Marine veteran Taylor Winston and his girlfriend were dancing at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas when the gunfire began.


Instead of fleeing the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, he stole a nearby truck and drove more than two dozen victims to the hospital.


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Winston says he found a truck nearby with the keys in it and commandeered it to drive the injured to the hospital. He filled the truck with as many wounded as he could fit and transported them to the hospital, making numerous trips back and forth, crediting his quick decision-making to his time in the Marines.


Three days later, the 29-year-old Iraq War veteran received a text from the man that he ‘stole’ the contracting truck from.


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“First one we tried opening had keys sitting right there,” Winston told USA Today. “I started looking for people to take to the hospital.”


“Shots were still firing, we had a couple of friends … set up a makeshift hospital on the backside away from the gunfire, and they were pulling people out of the venue. We pulled up to that and they started loading us up with the most critical injured.”


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