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(Denver Channel)   Highway workers repairing damaged guardrail find fatal accident three weeks after it happened.   ( divider line
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2002-01-09 10:31:34 AM  
this deserve the DUMB tag!
2002-01-09 10:32:20 AM  
i thing random person must have bashed this mexican.
2002-01-09 10:32:34 AM  
I'm sitting here keeping warm... I wont have an accident!
2002-01-09 10:35:06 AM  
Kinda sad that no one noticed until 5 days later. Dec 20th he was reported missing. Man! Can you imagine?
2002-01-09 10:35:42 AM  
Merry Christmas!
2002-01-09 10:36:00 AM  
Can I poke the dead guy with a stick ?
2002-01-09 10:42:09 AM  
This guy had a family? Not reported missing for 5 days? Maybe when no cash was forthcoming someone decided to look for him...sad....
2002-01-09 10:42:23 AM  
damn those workers must have been like... " going to leave now........" thats totally strange/sad....has happened before...
2002-01-09 10:54:58 AM  
Same thing happened in Maryland on I-270 - a much bigger area (suburban sprawl). Some road crews discovered an overturned car in a ditch 1 month after it had crashed. There wasn't any guardrail to stop the car (and show it slid) and trees covered the ditch from the other side.
2002-01-09 10:56:52 AM  
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2002-01-09 10:57:16 AM  
It happens a lot in the canyon. I was just there over Christmas. 20 cars could go off the road and you just wouldn't see them until spring.

Up in Wyoming, springtime brings a huge increase in coroner business. Bunch of new residents turn up in ditches, thawing out slowly. Or their cars appear from under snow and ice.
2002-01-09 10:58:15 AM  
Wyoming. Man! Spent a LOT of time there and there are places where people won't find you for years if something goes wrong. When traveling in Wyo, one wants to let someone know when they are leaving and when they are expected to arrive somewhere. It's a BIG lonesome out there.
I speak from personal experience. Was saved by an Indian driving a 56 Pontiac after I put my jeep in a ditch on a VERY lonesome stretch of "county road." Midwinter, snow blowing. I was ready for the big sleep until he came along.
2002-01-09 10:58:15 AM  
This happened in Florida before. There was a two-car accident reported, they found a bumper, but no cars. One driver took off the other car was flipped over the gaurdrail of the elevated roadway and was hanging in some trees. The 83 year old woman survived a few days upside down by eating a few pieces of candy she had, and when it rained she took off her socks and gathered rain water.
2002-01-09 11:05:48 AM  
Wierd -- I actually drove past that spot TWICE in the past two weeks, once on 12/26, then again on 1/3, during Xmas travels. I didn't find the body either...
2002-01-09 11:07:56 AM  
If the crash doesn't kill me, drinking water from my socks might. Yuck.
2002-01-09 11:13:22 AM  
Well, he's not American.
2002-01-09 11:32:14 AM  
"Well, he's not American."

Well, you are an asshole.
2002-01-09 11:35:00 AM  
He was reported missing Dec. 20 after he did not pick up his paycheck.

Ok, he was missing for 5 days BUT daddy wasn't reported missing until he didn't pick up his check. Gawd, gotta love those family values there.
2002-01-09 12:30:33 PM  
Dorks. The article said he "had family in Worland" not "had a family in Worland". They might not have been close relatives. Hell, my father lives two miles from me and I go weeks without talking to him.
2002-01-09 12:33:14 PM  
In Iowa last spring a teenage girl drove her car into a culvert and was there, under water from the waist-down, for about a week. She ended up losing both legs, but lived to tell the tale. She was pinned in the car and couldn't even reach her cell phone.
2002-01-09 12:36:36 PM  
How the hell to the police conjecture that he 'slid off the road around 9:00AM', if they find the guy 3 weeks later?
2002-01-09 12:50:06 PM  
Crazy. Thermopolis is a really small town (it's where I was born, or at least raised for the first 6 years of my life). It's pretty much an everybody-knows-everybody sort of place, even though it's got a population in the 5,000+ range by now, I'm sure.

I was really worried it might be someone I knew (although I've been gone for a really long time), but it wasn't. Man am I glad. And anybody who pulls the "he's Mexican, not American"-shiat should get dismembered and fed to wild boars.
2002-01-09 12:51:13 PM  
uhh...his watch clock stopped...carbon dating...there's lots of ways.
2002-01-09 12:53:09 PM  
Nothing like the smell of 3 week old rotting wet dead 60 year old guy....smells like fish...
2002-01-09 01:06:27 PM  
Man, the opportunities for baiting on this one are legion. Which makes it that much sadder a thing. How would you like to lead a life such that no one would even notice you were gone, except that you didn't pick up your paycheck? I wonder if he had any family in Mexico.
2002-01-09 01:52:35 PM  
and when it rained she took off her socks and gathered rain water.

ok, there goes my lunch...
2002-01-09 08:35:33 PM  
Ephidren, frozen people don't decompose.
2002-01-09 08:53:33 PM  
Note to self: don't ever get into a wreck in Thermopolis, Wyoming.
2002-01-09 10:21:20 PM  
Note to self: have a big plastic cup handy in the car--socks not an option.
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