A man pushed his fiancée out of the way of a white supremacist’s car in Charlottesville on Saturday — only to be plowed over by the vehicle himself.
Marcus Martin, 26, was attending a Virginia counter-protest to a white-nationalist march with fiancée Marissa Blair, 27, when the carnage unfolded.
Accused neo-Nazi James Fields Jr. plowed his car into the crowd of protesters, striking scores, including Martin, who pushed Blair from the crazed driver’s path. Martin was captured in The Post’s front-page photo Sunday flying over the back of the hood, his white and red sneakers in the air.
Other photos then show the Dodge Charger backing up over him – which left him with a broken leg.
“He saved me then he was under the car,” his fiancée told the DailyMail.com.
She said moments before the crash, the pair was walking through the streets, laughing and chanting along with some other protesting pals, including Heather Heyer, 32, who was killed.
Blair said the group decided to take a left instead of a right at a pivotal intersection.
“We hear a commotion from the top of the street. It happened so fast. I felt myself shoved out of the way. [Martin] had pushed me out of the way,” she said.
“He saved me then he was under the car. I checked myself and then immediately thought, ‘Where’s Marcus?’ ”
In the commotion, she said she was taken separately to a hospital and once there learned that her friend, Heyer, was dead.
“I’m still numb,” she said. “My friend is dead. Heather was with us because this is what Heather believed in. She died standing up for what she believed in.”
Blair reported her heroic fiancé, to whom she became engaged in February, is in stable condition.
“The only person is wrong is the person behind that wheel,” she said referring to Fields.
“Feel what you do, but spread LOVE today. Spread LOVE everyday. Promote LOVE. Send LOVE out to the universe,” she added.
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