The riddle of the 'angel priest': Holy man appeared from nowhere to pray with trapped girl and rescuers in traffic accident, told them she would be OK and then vanished
- Katie Lentz was hit head-on by a drunk driver on Sunday morning on an isolated stretch of Missouri highway
- Emergency workers battled for over an hour to rescue her but they couldn't free her from the car wreck
- Lentz requested a moment of prayer and a priest appeared - even though the road was blocked off
- He prayed and told the rescuers that Lentz would now be freed - and she was
- They turned to thank him - but he was gone
Emergency workers and community members in eastern Missouri are not sure what to make of a mystery priest who showed up at a critical accident scene Sunday morning and whose prayer seemed to change life-threatening events for the positive.
Even odder, the black-garbed priest does not appear in any of the nearly 70 photos of the scene of the accident in which a 19-year-old girl almost died. No one knows the priest and he vanished without a word, said Raymond Reed, fire chief of New London, Mo.
"I think it's a miracle," Reed said. "I would say whether it was an angel that was sent to us in the form of a priest or a priest that became our angel, I don't know. Either way, I'm good with it."
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