A man lived six nights after a wreck with the body of a close friend next to him. Richard William Koester, 36, was found off a rural highway six nights after being near the body of Ronald Lee Mohr, 59, Inquisitr reports Oct. 20.
The two men were in an accident Oct. 11 when their green Ford F-250 veered off US Highway 50 into a ravine in Colorado -- about 85 miles south of Denver. They were in a culvert not visible from the road.
Authorities stated on Friday that the truck, a green Ford F-250, carrying Koester and Mohr. A worker with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) was finally able to discover William after peering over a guardrail. The Fremont County Coroner, Carlette Brocious, said Mohr died from his injuries. It's unclear at this point in the investigation if Mohr died immediately or if he died in the following days after the wreck.
Koester was admitted to the hospital for severe injuries.
Brocious was amazed that Koester survived as long as he did in freezing temperatures with hardly any warm clothing. A string of cold temperatures and light rain hit the area while Koester spent six nights with his friend's body after the wreck. Talk about one tragedy immediately following another!
“They didn’t have any food in there that I saw. I just think he had an angel looking over his shoulder,” Brocious said.
The two men were reported missing earlier in the week when they didn't return from a road trip to Cripple Creek.