Denton wreck Good Samaritan wishes he could have done more

A Good Samaritan who rushed to help victims after a deadly crash in Denton County on Saturday said he wishes he could've done more.

The wreck involving a truck and a minivan on Saturday killed two children. A third child, Juan Carlos, survived and remains in a medically induced coma at Children’s Medical Center as of Wednesday evening.

Juan Carlos was in the back seat of the minivan along with his two older siblings when the truck slammed into them.

Chip Trueblood, who is certified in CPR and first aid, ran over to the wreckage on Saturday evening. He first checked on the driver of the pick-up truck, who he said was dazed and injured. Trueblood believes the airbag saved the truck driver’s life.

Trueblood then ran over to the minivan and checked on the parents who were in the front seats. He said the 11-year old Leslie de Luna was trapped in the back seat. He and a couple of other witnesses pulled her out and began to do CPR, but it was too late.

Trueblood had no idea there were two other children in the minivan until he saw EMT's working on them. 

“From the driver of the truck who hit them, that's a burden that he's going to have to wear for the rest of his life. And the parents, they have to live with this, it's a burden no one in this world should have to have,” Trueblood said.

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