Bus crash survivor wins $100,000

Sawyer Stevens is all grown up now. He was one of the kids injured in 2008 when a woman ran a stop sign and smashed into their bus in Cottonwood, Minn.

Four children, ranging in age from 9 to 13, died in the crash. Two of them were brothers.

Stevens, now 20, is a junior at the University of South Dakota, where he’s pursuing a degree in medical biology and physics.

“[Medical professionals] helped motivate me to look forward toward the future and to get where I am today,” he tells Fox 9. “It’s something that I’m always going to be thankful for.”

On Saturday night he was at the Big Ten championship football game between Wisconsin and Ohio State with a chance to win $100,000 during a halftime contest.

He wants to use the money to go to medical school and become a pediatric neurosurgeon.

Because of his own experience on a bus one afternoon in Cottonwood, Minn., he someday might save some other kid’s life.