Witnesses at the scene of a major car accident report a mystery priest appeared out of nowhere anointed and prayed with the teenage victim and then vanished without a trace.
“I think that this time I’ve actually witnessed a guardian angel at work,” Jeremiah See of the New London Fire Department. (Story continued below video)
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Rescuers report that an alleged DUI driver crossed the center lane and hit Lentz’ car head-on. Rescuers spent about 45 minutes trying to cut her out of the car, but the metal on her older car dulled their equipment.
Rescuers stopped because their tools weren’t working and then Lentz asked the rescuers to pray with her. As the rescuers prayed with Lentz, a priest appeared – although the highway was blocked for two to three miles and emergency responders were not letting anyone past the roadblocks.
He came and he asked to anoint the girl in the car he anointed Lentz and her rescuers with oil, prayed with them and asked them to remain calm and their tools will save her.
Suddenly rescuers from the Hannibal Fire Department showed up right after that prayer with fresh equipment and were able to finish the extrication. After getting her in the Air Evac helicopter, rescue workers said the priest was nowhere to be found.
Fire Chief Reed said the department took 80 photos of the scene and the priest did not appear in any of them.
The Arch Diocese of Jefferson City reports they have not located the priest involved.
Charges maybe be filed against the other driver Aaron Smith for alleged DUI.