Construction worker helps teen escape abduction on Va. interstate — ‘Just stay behind me’

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Kevin Huntington (Credit: WTVR)

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Kevin Huntington knows things can get hectic along Interstate 95, especially in northern Virginia. The construction worker said what he saw last week, was like nothing he's ever experienced.

Huntington does road work along I-95, and on Thursday he was working near Mile Marker 155 in northern Virginia when he encountered a scary situation. He said he noticed a car coming toward the work zone at a high speed.

"I noticed a female jump out of the car, she came running up to us and you could tell she was pretty distraught and terrified," Huntington told WTVR.

Huntington said the 18-year-old asked him to call 911, which he did immediately.

Aaron Berg

Aaron Berg (Credit: WTVR)

"I asked the female if she was okay and she said no, there was a man trying to kill her, I told her just stay behind me and I wouldn't let anything happen to her," he said.

Kevin would soon learn that the man the woman was talking about was Aaron Berg of Glen Allen. Police tracked him down after being notified of a possible abduction on the interstate.

Berg was later arrested, accused of kidnapping, strangling, and sexually assaulting the 18-year-old.

Kevin said he vividly remembers seeing Berg on Thursday.

"He did approach us," he said, "He came up the shoulder and got out of the car and I noticed he was on the phone."

And while the teen was able to escape, Kevin has a message about what this has all taught him.

"Pick up the phone and help somebody, you never know whose life you may save," he said.

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  • Chris

    I’ll never forget when I was about 8 or 9 my dad was taking me and my brothers somewhere at night. When came out to the car in front of our house we saw a girl hiding between the garage and my dad’s car she was terrified and hiding from her boyfriend. She told my dad that her boyfriend was going to kill her and she needed help. I so clearly remember the guy slowly driving up the street while she hid in the back seat sobbing silently. My dad drove her to her parent’s house and he walked her to the door. I was always in awe of my dad because he was big and tough but I thought he was Superman after that. I wonder every once in a while what ever happened to her. I hope she stayed away from that creep and was safe after that.