On Oct. 19, NBC News reported that a Colorado man lived six nights next to the body of his friend who died following a truck wreck. Ronald Lee Mohr and Richard William Koester were riding in the truck when they crashed about 85 miles south of Denver. They were left there for six nights before someone found the wreckage.
"They were down in a culvert and you just couldn't see them from the road. It was just wonderful that the CDOT worker found them when he was looking over the guardrail," said Fremont County Coroner Carlette Brocious.
Spending six nights in a wreck with the body of your friend is something most people don't even want to imagine. Officials don't know how Koester, 36, was able to survive for so long in such cold weather without food but it's clear that someone was watching over him. He didn't have any way of escaping the wreck and he's extremely lucky that he was found -- and that he survived.
"They didn't have any food in there that I saw. I just think he had an angel looking over his shoulder," Brocious said. Koester was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries but was expected to be okay.
Living six nights in a wreck with the body of a friend might have been the thing that kept Koester alive as weird as that sounds.
© Effie Orfanides 2013