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Family meets man who found missing woman after car crash

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

For the first time, Travis Reeves is meeting the man who saved his wife's life.

"If I didn't get up and go do something, there probably wasn't anybody else to," said Robert Ballow.

Christina Reeves nearly died after her car overturned in a ravine off River Road Pike on Friday morning. Ballow is the man who found her.

"I stepped outside and it was cold, but I could hear her calling for help,'' Ballow said. "As soon as I called back and I got a response, I started going back and forth and I started working to find her."

Ballow said he got in his car and drove in the direction of Reeves' desperate cries for help.

"As soon as we started going back and forth I knew I had something that I couldn't let go," Ballow added.

After being treated for a broken femur and spine trauma, Reeves met Ballow today for the first time since the crash.

"I was a little shook up," Ballow said. "She's doing great considering what she went through."

A mother of three children, the youngest just 6 months old, Reeves' husband and family see Ballow as their hero.

"He did what his heart said, and he listened to that small voice from probably one of the bravest people I've ever met, and that's my wife," Travis Reeves said.

He has left an indelible mark on the family that now considers him to be part of their own.

"As many tears as I've cried I didn't think that I had any left," Reeves said. "I fell apart again - not because I was sad, but because I was so happy to meet, not only a hero or an angel, but a new member of our family."

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