An elderly man from Rhode Island has some good Samaritans to thank for saving him after his car goes into a river in Kenosha County Wednesday. Richard Weiss, 90, who’s in the process of moving to Burlington, lost control along a curve to Hwy 142, and the vehicle started sinking in the Des Plaines River.
Sergeant Bill Beth, with the Kenosha Sheriff’s office, says some men driving behind the older gentleman, stopped and two got onto the roof of the nearly submerged car. They needed a hammer from a toolbox in one of their cars, and broke the sunroof to get Weiss out. Weiss suffered only minor injuries.