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Women reunite with hero who drove them to hospital after shooting

Posted at 6:34 PM, Oct 10, 2017

Two women in California were reunited with the man who took them to hospital as they fled the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Audrea Diaz and Maria Aguilar were at the concerts when the shots rang out.  Audrea was shot in the back and they were huddled near a police car.

That's when they say they heard someone yell to get in his red truck.  They were packed in with others and driven to Desert Springs Hospital.  Luckily, Audrea's bullet crossed right through her, not hitting any organs and because of that, she was able to be released as is now home in California.

Because of the chaos and because that truck had to leave to pick up more victims, they never caught the name of the driver.

They contacted 13 Action News for help finding the man driving the big red truck.

We found out he is Erik Frazier.  Frazier was also at the concert and jumped in his truck as people were running.  He made two trips taking people to the hospital - some jumping in his cab, some on the bed of his truck.

Now that's is all over, he wondered what became of those victims.  "It's been tough," Frazier says.  He spent the day getting his truck detailed after what happened.

Today, he reunited with Aguilar and Diaz in an emotional call. "It's so great to meet you," they said.

After thanking him, the group now hopes to meet in person.  And they both say their now unique bond on that fateful night will begin to help their healing.