Tyrone man receives humanitarian award for heroism

Staff Writer

A Tyrone man recently received a FedEx Humanitarian Award for performing CPR on an injured man - who was in a September wreck - in an attempt to save his life near Liberal, Kansas.
Jim King of Tyrone, Oklahoma, was recognized for his heroism in assisting a person in need - Ramiro Palacio-Castillo, 25, of Great Bend, Kansas.
Kansas Highway Patrol reported on Sep. 17 around 5 a.m., a 2005 Chrysler 300 - driven by Palacio-Castillo - and a tractor-trailer were traveling east on U.S. Highway 54, about
two miles east of Liberal.
KHP said Palacio-Castillo failed to see the tractor-trailer making a left turn due to foggy conditions and struck the rear of the trailer.
About 30 seconds after the wreck, King said he was driving through the fog that he described as highly dangerous, noticed the wrecked vehicles and pulled to the side of the
“It was obvious to me that it was a severe accident,” King said. “When I got to the vehicle, I noticed an occupant (Palacio-Castillo) slumped over.”
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