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Man purposely crashes pickup truck head-on with car to protect children

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SYRACUSE, UT - Police were pursuing a stolen vehicle when the white sedan turned into Founders Park in Syracuse, Utah and almost hit several children, according to CBS affiliate KUTV out of Salt Lake City. 

The stolen vehicle was being driven by a 14-year-old. Once it turned into the park, several children had to run out of the way of the speeding car while their parents rushed to pull them to safety. In cell phone video taken at scene, you can hear a woman's voice yelling "Get out of the way!" 

One of the parents, Bryson Rowley, told KUTV that he was worried the driver would come back through the park. He got into this heavy duty truck and planned to block the entrance to the park. 

"I didn't want him to get back to the kids, that's it," Rowley told KUTV in an interview. "He about hit my kids and several others," said Rowley. "They're not replaceable, my truck is."

Rowley says that multiple companies have offered services and parts to fix his truck due to his heroic act.

Rowley said he doesn't consider himself a hero, "I don't want to think that, no. I did want any father should do."

The driver of the stolen car is in police custody, according to KUTV.

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