Trio who saved bus driver’s life reunites in Loudonville

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A Siena College graduate, a veteran bus driver and a nursing student finally got to meet again after saving another bus driver’s life. It’s the first time they’ve all been together since that scary situation unfolded nearly two weeks ago.

Renee Armao, Mike Koch and Prince Asante did not know each other until they found themselves saving a woman’s life.

Koch is a Yankee Trails bus driver. He was training another driver earlier this month when she suddenly collapsed behind the wheel. Koch was able to pull the bus over.

By chance, Armao was driving behind it and knew she needed to run over there and help.

Asante was on the bus and performed lifesaving CPR. It was his first time performing CPR.

In the heat of it all, the three did not get to exchange numbers.

After our reporting on the initial incident, Armao called NewsChannel 13 and told us she was the good Samaritan who helped save the woman’s life with Koch and Asante, and that she wanted to meet the others. That day has finally come.

Prince recently graduated from Siena College with a biology/pre-med degree, Armao is going to graduate from the Belanager School of Nursing on Thursday and Koch is soon going to retire down in Venice, Florida. All three plan to stay in touch.

Hear them talk about what it was like to save someone’s life that day by watching the video of Tessa Bentulan’s story.