STONE CREEK, Ohio-- The Ohio State Highway Patrol is trying to piece together what happened to two men who crashed in Tuscarawas County on Wednesday.
The crash happened on Interstate 77, several miles south of South Creek near Salem Township, after 8 p.m. Wednesday. The two victims were ejected from the vehicle, but they weren’t discovered until about 11 a.m. Friday.
That’s when a nearby business owner heard a man’s screams and drove over to find the crash scene out of sight to drivers passing by.
"He was sweating, pretty rough shape; he just told us -- he started right off the bat that his ribs were broken and his arm was broken," said Jordan Taylor, the owner of Taylor Machine.
When he arrived, Brandyne Parks, 48, of Elyria, was already dead. The survivor, 24-year-old Mykal Isom, was taken by medical helicopter to Akron General Medical Center. Hospital staff said he remains there in serious condition.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol told FOX 8 the whole incident is unbelievable. Investigators said they don’t know why the crash happened, which man was driving or where they were going.
"Unbelievable he [Jordan] was able to hear him to start off with and that he took that effort to go out and see what was going on and to help him like that," said Lt. Mark Glennon, the New Philadelphia Post Commander.
Troopers said they hope to speak with the survivor when his condition improves so they can learn more.