RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) – A car crash survivor is sharing her memories of fallen deputy Mark Stasyuk – who she credits with saving her life.
Last June, Irene Velazco was driving to church when she was t-boned at Mather Field and Mills Station roads in Rancho Cordova.READ MORE: Footage Released Of Carjacking Suspect's Assault On Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy
Her car flipped three times.READ MORE: President Biden Releases Federal Funds To Aid Fire Hose Shortage In California
As Velasco started to pray in Spanish, she says she heard Deputy Stasyuk praying, too, in English as he wrapped and treated her injured arm.
“I’m always going to pray for him, and I’m praying for his family because he’s like my son,” Velazco said.MORE NEWS: Thief Takes Off With Antelope Woman’s Bright Yellow Cotton Candy Trailer
She says he was the angel who saved her life.