CENTER POINT, Ind. (WISH) - An ATV crash injured one child and killed three people, including two young children.
Police say the ATV hit a concrete barrier in Clay County on County Road 200 North, just east of State Road 59 in Center Point on Sunday night.
Xavier Rawls, 2. is the sole survivor of the crash that took the life of his 1-year-old brother, his mother, and a 2-year old family friend. Franklin Davis is the reason Xavier is alive and in stable condition.
Franklin Davis was in Clay County for a fishing trip when he came upon a fiery crash and a woman in need of help.
"I pulled her away from the fire that's when I saw the kid over in there and I went down to try and get the kid the fire was so hot I sort of stepped back and gave it a second-attempt that's when the tires started to blow out," explains Indianapolis resident Franklin Davis.
The fire grew larger and Davis didn't give up.
"I could hear a little moaning and I saw a glimpse out of the corner of my eye, and I could see this other child laying down there fire shooting out over this head and I just jumped off in there man and grabbed him by the leg tucked him up under my arms and pulled him back out," says Davis.
Davis says he gave 2 year old Xavier Rawls to his friend and then tried to go back to save the others.
"I took the fire extinguishers and broke it loose and doused the flame man but it didn't it didn't have no effect on it," says Davis.
Davis says the fire was too much. He never even saw 2-year-old Neveah Dempsey and all he could do was watch 1-year-old Jaylen Rawls die.
"I've been twitching and jumping and crying and seeing everything all over again. I just feel so bad. I don't know what more I could have done but I done all I could," says Davis.
Indiana DNR officers say this case is under investigation and alcohol and speed could have been a factor.
Including this accident, 12 people have died this year in ATV accidents. There were only 15 fatalities all of last year.
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