Teen Survives Crash Into a Ravine That Mangled His Truck

Posted on: 4:49 pm, November 6, 2012, by

Campbell's truck by Donnie Cornelison

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A teenager who had been missing for three nights after he apparently fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a ravine, was found alive and well Tuesday afternoon in Alabama.

Tyler Campbell, 19, had been missing since late Saturday night, after not returning home following a church function.  The Lincoln County Sheriff said Campbell ran off the road in his truck and went down a ravine.  His truck flipped and he was stuck inside. Finally, with a broken leg and an injured shoulder, on Tuesday, Campbell got out of the truck, climbed up the ravine and crawled under a guard rail to get help.

At about 2 p.m. Tuesday, he was able to flag down a driver passing down Interstate 65 North. The driver immediately called 911.  Campbell asked for water and borrowed a phone from Ardmore firefighters so he could call his parents to let them know he was alive. Approximately 200 people had been searching for Campbell since he went missing late Saturday night.

Campbell had apparently tried to climb up the ravine once before in the last few days, but slid back down.

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