LORAIN, Ohio -- Andrew Tornabene typically doesn’t take the route he did overnight.
But this night was different.
After seeing the story of missing 2-year-old Lana Lowther, he decided to take a pass through the neighborhood where people were searching while on his way home.
At first, Tornabene thought he spotted an animal when he realized it was a child staggering in the snow.
“She was crying when I got out of the car, and she put her hands up like she was really happy to see me,” Tornabene explains. “She gave me a big hug. I put her in the car, and I was just sitting in the car with her waiting for police. She was just relaxed and calm in the car ‘cause she knew she was safe.”
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Lana had been missing for several hours when Tornabene found her.
When Lana was found alive around 1 a.m. Thursday, authorities took her to Mercy Regional Medical Center to be evaluated.
She’s expected to be OK.