Amber Prowant, of Mears, a 22-year-old mother was killed in a car accident in Michigan last week, but her body was not discovered until almost 9 hours later, when passerby saw her.
Her body was trapped, pinned under the vehicle she was driving.
She was hurt so badly because she was not wearing a seatbelt, so when she rear ended a vehicle, she was ejected on impact.
The Daily Mail reports:
When first responders arrived on the scene, they came upon one vehicle overturned in a ditch and resting against a tree. Inside, they found the driver, a 28-year-old man from Arizona, who they say had experienced a medical emergency related to his diabetes.
Lt Matt Kanitz, of the Michigan State Police, told Mlive.com there was no indication at the time that a second vehicle had been involved in the collision, and the Arizona motorist made no mention of another vehicle.
According to MSP Sgt. Adam Clement, the diabetic patient did inquire of responding officers whether he had struck a deer before he was transported to Gerber Memorial Hospital in Fremont to be treated for minor injuries sustained in the crash, reported Oceana County Press.
At around 8.30am the next day, Brian McCallum was driving through the area where the accident happened when he noticed skid marks on the road.
Prowant’s cousin Robert Smith told the paper that McCallum, who is a co-worker of his, followed the skid marks into the woods and found Amber’s lifeless body crushed beneath her Jeep.
Sgt Clement said during the initial investigation, state troopers searched the area for a second car but concluded that it was a single-vehicle accident because there was not paint transfer on the Arizona man’s vehicle from another car, and the rear-end damage appeared to have been caused by smashing into the tree.
Prowant’s Jeep was found deep in the woods, in a spot not visible from the road, he added, while acknowledging that ‘the troopers did miss it,’ albeit unintentionally.
Robert Smith questioned the troopers’ failure to notice the skid marks from his relative’s Jeep and accused the state police of mishandling the crash investigation.
State police do not know whether the young woman could have been saved if he had been discovered earlier.
Authorities are currently awaiting toxicology results to see if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.