Summer White: November 14, 2012

Our first Devon Energy Community Hero of the season is 18-year old Summer White of Edmond.

Traveling home from a Kansas horse show one night last year, her caravan came upon an accident on the highway with a victim lying in the middle of the road.

Acting out of instinct and bravery, Summer risked her own life to get the woman's young boys to safety and then attempt to pull the woman to the side of the road, out of oncoming traffic. While doing that, a truck slammed into the car, injuring Summer. The woman from the accident later died, but her boys were safe.

Summer has been honored with a national heroism award from the Carnegie Foundation and is recognized as the November Devon Energy Community Hero, presented by the Thunder.

QUICKFACTS


Her caravan came upon an accident on the highway.

While helping, a truck slammed into the car, injuring Summer.