Taylor Winston, who transported Las Vegas shooting victims to the hospital in a stolen truck, received a lavish gift from a local car dealership, as reported by Inside Edition.
Shane Beus, owner of B5 Motors in Arizona, gifted Winston with a truck in order to thank him for his heroic actions during the October 1 shootings at a Jason Aldean concert, during the Route 91 Harvest Musical Festival.
“My biggest reason was the example that he showed to myself and my children, and because of his selflessness,” Beus told the news outlet.
“He acted so quickly. He ran back in there under fire to help the most critically injured people. So I think he needs to be shown as a hero as an example to America.”
Beus used social media to track Winston down, which reportedly took several days. Cameras were filming when he presented Winston with his new truck.
We are honored to present Vegas hero, Taylor Winston, with his B5 Motors truck.B5Motors.com
Posted by B5 Motors on Monday, October 9, 2017
For his part, Winston said he was going to keep the truck but sell his previous vehicle and donate the money to a fund to help Las Vegas shooting victims.
“There was a lot of bravery and courageous people out there,” he said, as previously reported by CrimeOnline.
During the shooting, which left 58 people dead and hundreds more injured, Winston and his girlfriend knew they needed to get victims to safety, but a fence separated them from a nearby parking lot. Luckily, the veteran found a set of keys in one of the parked trucks, allowing him to transport dozens of injured people to the hospital. Later on, he returned the truck to its owner.
“He was very humble,” Beus said of Winston. “This man and his girlfriend are completely humble and grateful to be here to help the [surviving] victims.”
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