Business reopens, cashier leaves hospital after wreck

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A local gas station is finally back in business and the cashier back at home after a truck came crashing into the store, striking an employee

‘The Junction’ convenience store in Leakesville reopened its doors last week after more than a month of repairs.

Meanwhile the cashier, Meta McCormack, has made a remarkable recovery which she will now continue at her home. McCormack remains in good spirits but says it will still be several months before she can walk again.

McCormack was run down by a pickup truck while inside ‘The Junction’ Tuesday, January 14.

FOX10 News exclusively obtained surveillance video of the wreck from family and friends, which shows multiple angles of the devastating accident.

A customer who has been identified as Corey Dean, 18, is seen rushing to McCormack’s aid and putting out a fire.The teen helped keep her calm while paramedics rushed to the scene.

“She said, ‘I’m dying, I’m dying, you know that right?’ I said, ‘No you ain’t,’” remembered Dean. “I held her hand and was praying with her and praying for her.”

“I don’t remember him being there but I know he came to see me yesterday,” said McCormack from her hospital bed. “They had told me what he had done and I told him how much I appreciated it. He was my angel that day. One of them, anyways.”

FOX10 News is catching up with the cashier and will have more on the driver of that pickup truck tonight on FOX10 News at 9pm.

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