'Mystery Priest' Survivor: Near-Death Experience 'Hasn't Hit Me Yet'

Katie Lentz speaks for the first time since a priest came to her aid after a horrific car accident.
1:54 | 08/30/13

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Switching gears to the story of a young woman whose life was saved by a mystery priest. The heavenly hero that seemed to come forward to rescue a trapped driver. She's speaking about the experience for the first time. It was the horrifying crash that led many to believe there are angels among us. I haven't come to the full real sailgs, either, that I had a near-death experience. Reporter: After being hit by a drunk driver on this missouri highway, 19-year-old katie lentz was barely clinging to life. I had no idea what state any body was in. Reporter: Rescuers tried to free her for 45 minutes. But katie was deteriorating too fast. So, fearing that the end was near, she asked someone to join her in prayer. And a priest appeared, answering her prayers. I was coming from an 8:30 mass. I saw this line of cars. One of the rescue workers said to me, we need all the help we can get. Reporter: Reverend patrick dowling, grabbed katie's hand in rare, comforting her. And rescue personnel got her out of the car. His comments kept me calm, too. Reporter: When workers went back to thank the priest, he was nowhere to be found. It took a week before the mystery savior was identified. This is all mighty god that cares so much. Reporter: The crash left katie with a dozen broken bones. But the story of a guardian angel helps keep her going. So many people have been couched by this. I have to focus on the good, not the bad.

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