103-year-old pulled from burning limo
By Dwayne Bremer
Aug 13, 2013, 19:27
A local pastor helped a 103-year-old woman escape a burning limousine on Saturday after the vehicle got snagged on the railroad tracks in Waveland.
Pastor Pamela Terry, of Southern Outreach Ministries in Bay St. Louis, had attended a funeral Saturday with her husband Bishop Earl Terry and Oreader "Aunt Rita" Richardson, 103, of Waveland.
During the funeral procession from Baylous Funeral Home, the limo carrying the Terrys and Richardson got hung up on the tracks at Coleman, Pamela Terry said Monday.
The Terrys were able to get out safely, but when they looked back, the did not see Richardson exit the vehicle. The Terrys then went back to the limo and helped get Richardson out and the vehicle was smoking.
"When my husband said to her that the limousine was on fire, she was really cranking down that street to get to safety," Pamela Terry said.
Waveland Fire Chief Mike Smith said Monday that WPD was called to the scene, but the vehicle had stopped smoking by the time the fire department arrived.
Nobody was injured during the incident and the limo was safely removed from the tracks, Smith said.