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Teen lifts 3,000-pound car to save grandpa

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WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

There's an amazing story out of southern Michigan that had a wonderful outcome.

Fueled by pure adrenaline, a teenager managed to lift a car and saved the life of his 74-year-old grandfather, who was trapped underneath.

Austin Smith and his grandfather, who he calls "papa Ernie," were at home trying to fix the breaks on an older car in Ida, a town south of Ann Arbor.

The 1991 Buick was propped up on cinder blocks when it suddenly collapsed.

The vehicle weighs close to 3,000 pounds.

Austin lifted the front end high enough for his grandfather to escape.

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