Dealership to give veteran free truck after he commandeered truck to save lives in Las Vegas attack
GILBERT, Arizona – An Arizona car dealership spent the week trying to get in touch with U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Taylor Winston after he was recognized as a hero for commandeering a truck to save lives during the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
B5 Motors in Gilbert, Arizona posted to Facebook on Wednesday asking the public for help to track Winston down.
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"Yesterday, we read of a vet, Taylor Winston, and the harrowing way he rescued dozens of Vegas victims," the Facebook post said. "According to reports, he stole a truck to quickly transport the injured to the hospital. We would like to find Taylor and thank him for his bravery by providing him a free truck from B5Motors. Please share and tag anyone that may know him."
The full post read:
At B5Motors we have been overwhelmed with the heartbreaking stories coming out of Vegas. Yesterday, we read of a Vet, Taylor Winston, and the harrowing way he rescued dozens of Vegas victims. According to reports, he stole a truck to quickly transport the injured to the hospital. We would like to find Taylor and thank him for his bravery by providing him a free truck from B5Motors.
Please share and tag anyone that may know him.
Winston and his girlfriend Jenn Lewis looked for ways to get victims out of harms way during the shooting when they realized they couldn't fight back.
"I saw a field with a bunch of white trucks," Winston said. "I tested my luck to see if any of them had keys in it, first one we tried opening had keys sitting right there. I started looking for people to take to the hospital. There was just too many and it was overwhelming how much blood was everywhere."
Winston said he saw "a lot of bravery and courageous people" during the shooting.
The dealership got in contact with Winston and according to a report from AZ Central, Winston will pick up a silver Ford F-150 on Monday.
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