Amber Lacy

Four years after life-threatening car accident, UNT student will graduate

This Saturday, Amber Lacy will walk across the stage and graduate from the University of North Texas, just a few years after she nearly lost her life.

"I did it!" Lacy told WFAA.

In May 2013, four days after her high school graduation, Lacy was injured in a car accident in her hometown in Louisiana. She was riding with friends, sitting in the backseat behind the driver, when her life changed in an instant.

"It ended up t-boning us, and I got the most impact because it hit right where I was sitting," Lacy recalled.

It took the jaws of life to get her out of the vehicle. She was eventually transported to...