Woman found trapped in crashed car after two days

317
29-year-old Heather Blackwelder sat trapped in her car for two days before being discovered. (Photo courtesy of Utah County Sheriff's office)
Twenty-nine-year-old Heather Blackwelder sat trapped in her car for two days before being discovered. (Utah County Sheriff’s Office)

A woman was found trapped in her crashed car in American Fork Canyon on Thursday after being stuck inside for two days.

A couple taking photos found her when they heard her calling for help near the Pine Hollow trail. The man stayed with the victim while the woman sought out help.

Heather Blackwelder, 29, had been driving near the switchbacks in American Fork Canyon on Tuesday when she when drove through a guardrail and down the steep mountainside, according to police reports.

The car was found with its wheels to the ground, but it was covered by thick trees and heavy vegetation, hiding it from view.

Blackwelder was life flighted to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. She has numerous injuries, but they “do not appear to be life-threatening,” according to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office.

“Her chance of survival would have been very unlikely had the man and woman not been out of their car taking pictures,” the sherriff’s office said.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email