Father of Crash Victim Hopes for Best

Father of Crash Victim Hopes for Best

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MOBILE, Ala. - The aftermath of a fiery crash kills one and leaves 5 teenagers critically injured.

 One of the passengers was Fred McMillan's daughter Nura, who is a cheerleader at Murphy high school.

"We are just hoping and praying that everything goes well," said McMillan.

 He says his daughter went to see a movie and as the night grew late, Nura's mother knew something was wrong.

"Talked to the police officer at the movie theater who mentioned there was a accident with a group of kids and mother's instinct just instantly knew," he said.

The car ran off the road, took out part of a concrete barrier and then flipped several times before hitting the wall of Grand Slam Storage on Grelot Rd. The imprint of the car shows the force of the impact. Today, a football and flowers lay at the crash scene. Michael Thompson died in the crash. He was 16-years old and attended Baker high school. Five others were rushed to USA Medical Center. All are still listed in critical condition.

"She's responding to touch. To pain sensors and stuff like that, and all the other kids, we are praying for them as well. They all have different injuries, major trauma in certain places and we are just hopeful that they all pull through it together," the father said.

Mike Yates, a cook for Ollie's Mediterranean Grill was first on scene and put the fire out with an extinguisher. It was quick thinking McMillan says saved lives, and has this message for Yates.

"Thank you from all the parents. Especially me personally because my daughter was there as well and one day soon when she becomes better we are going to come by there and we are going to take you out to eat. So we want to thank you. We appreciate it," he said.

Police believe speed was a factor in the crash. It remains under investigation.
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