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Bystander tries to save victims in triple-fatal crash in Butler County

Published: Dec. 7, 2019 at 10:13 PM CST
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The Butler County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a triple-fatal crash late Saturday.

It happened around 9:40 p.m. near southwest 50th and Haverhill Road.

Deputies say two vehicles collided head-on and burst into flames. The three victims were the only ones in the vehicles at the time.

BJ Brown says he came across the crash and tried to save anyone he could.

"If I see it again right now, I would do the same thing, but I did everything I could," said Brown. "I knew that there was nothing that I could do."

Family members say John Brennan, his girlfriend Dee, and their pitbull Loki were in one of those cars.

Brown says he and his girlfriend were driving from Kansas City to Ark City when he made a wrong turn. That's when he saw the crash and got out to help the people in one of the cars.

He checked the other car and saw the driver pinned and unresponsive.

"Tugged on him a couple of times, felt for a pulse and didn't feel nothing," said Brown.

Other people passing by stopped to call 911 and emergency crews arrives shortly after.

"I woke up this morning and instantly looked it up and seen that there were three people that were involved, that passed," said Brown. "I didn't save no one's life which I wish I could've. I just seen my kids in that car, in that situation."

Family members of John and Dee say they individually leave behind three kids.

No word yet from investigators on who the third victim is or what may have caused the crash.

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