“She gave her life for Ashtyn:” Daycare owner found clutching little girl after tornado

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — At least 40┬ápeople lost their lives when severe weather slammed parts of the Midwest and South last week — including a daycare owner who is being hailed a hero for saving the life of a four-year-old girl.

Ruth Bennett

Ruth Bennett

The daycare owner’s name is Ruth Bennett.

Bennett lost her life when she used her body to shield a four-year-old girl as a tornado ripped through Louisville, Mississippi.

Bennett was found by rescuers, clutching the little girl in her arms.

The little girl, Ashtyn Mitchell suffered a broken leg and liver damage.

She’s currently in the ICU.

CLICK HERE for much more on this story — and to see the message little Ashtyn’s mother has for Ruth Bennett — via HLNTV.com.

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