Mitt Romney's middle son recently saved four people from a car wreck in Salt Lake County, Utah. Josh Romney is a hero.
Update 1:11 p.m. Utah police confirmed Romney's story to Talking Points Memo. "Romney was on the scene and was there in the house with these individuals," Lieutenant Justin Hoyal of the Unified Police of Greater Salt Lake said. "Our officers and Romney helped get these individuals outside and to medical attention."
Josh, the third of Mitt and Ann's five children, uploaded a photo to Twitter showing him smiling in front of an overturned car inside a house. That is not where a car belongs. Clearly something serious happened here. "Was first on scene to big accident, see pic of car in the house. I lifted 4 people out to safety. All ok. Thankful," reads Josh's accompanying note.
Some enterprising Romney journalist cracked the code early. Talking Points Memo's Hunter Walker notes Josh "lives in lives in Salt Lake County, Utah," and an accompanying local news report seems to back up Josh's story. KSL says a car crashed into a Salt Lake County house on Saturday, and "all the occupants of the vehicle as well as the person inside the house escaped uninjured." The corner is no a residential concern because it's not the first time a car has crashed into the same house. Buzzfeed's Ellie Hall noticed Romney included more details about the crash in a Facebook post. His story matches the information in the KSL report.
Adding some weight to the story's accuracy, Josh is no stranger to saving lives. Josh led a Romney family rescue party at their New Hampshire cottage one summer, in 2003, when another family's boat sank off their beach. Josh saved the family's dog, too.
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