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9/11 hero from Bridgeport in critical condition following Ohio car crash

A 9/11 hero from Bridgeport is in critical condition following a car crash in Ohio.

News 12 Staff

Jul 25, 2020, 2:37 PM

Updated 1,428 days ago

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A 9/11 hero from Bridgeport is in critical condition following a car crash in Ohio.
Keith Ward, 60, is at University Hospital in Cleveland after police say he somehow lost control of his minivan and crashed into a cement wall off I-80. He was airlifted to the hospital, where he is in intensive care.
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal honored Ward in 2017 for helping search for survivors at ground zero.
Ward, a construction worker, went to ground zero as part of a rescue effort organized by a local construction company. He was also honored several years ago for being a good Samaritan when he rushed into a burning home to save nine family members.
His fiancée, Latrice Williams, was also in the crash.
His family says they're trying to raise money to transport him to a hospital in Connecticut via long-distance ambulance, which they say is not covered by insurance, so that he can recover near his family.


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