Chevy Replaces Car In Miracle Story Of Survival 1-21-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Chevy Replaces Car In Miracle Story Of Survival 1-21-2011

Millington's Marc Keinath miraculously survived an icy encounter with a tractor-trailer earlier week. His 2004 Chevrolet Malibu didn’t.
On Friday, Chevy will write the next chapter in the amazing story by presenting Keinath with the keys to a new 2011 Malibu.
"This is an incredible story of survival that shows you just never know what’s going to happen on the road,” said Rick Scheidt, executive director at Chevrolet. “When you look at Marc’s Malibu, you would never expect anyone would ever walk away from it.”
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Keinath, 30, was driving his Malibu along Interstate 75 in Genesee County when he encountered a patch of ice and spun out. When he regained control of the car, the tractor-trailer hauling 20 tons of sugar smashed into the rear of Keinath’s before falling on top of it.
As parts of the roof of the Malibu began to fold under the tremendous weight of the trailer, Keinath reclined his seat to give him more room inside, reached for his cell phone and dialed 911.
He walked away with no serious injuries.
“It’s been a heck of a week for me,” Keinath said. “I want to thank God for giving me a second chance at life, the firefighters and first responders who helped me, and Chevy for making a car that can hold a semi.”
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Keinath’s new 2011 Malibu, which was named a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in 2009 and 2010, will come equipped with two years of lifesaving OnStar technology standard.
It will be presented to him at Flint Engine Plant Friday at 1:30 p.m.
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