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Driver hospitalized after being trapped in flipped car for 2 days

Posted: 2:51 PM, Oct 31, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-01 17:09:28Z
Driver survives days trapped in flipped car

A man was hospitalized Monday after highway troopers said his vehicle skidded off the side of the road in Clermont County, Ohio.

It was a crash they said went unnoticed for two days, with the driver, 38-year-old Kory Chambers, trapped inside.

An employee with the Ohio Department of Transportation was cleaning the area along Ohio 133 in Williamsburg Monday morning, Oct. 31, when troopers said that employee found the vehicle, flipped on its side.

Rescue crews retrieved Chambers, who troopers said was alert and speaking when loaded onto a medical helicopter for transport to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Troopers did not immediately indicate the cause of the crash.

Icherie Stair, who lives nearby, said she remembers hearing something that sounded like a crash Saturday night but, the next day, didn't find any evidence that a collision had happened.

Stair said crashes are common along the stretch of road -- a result of both infrastructure and speed, she said.

What Stair said she regrets most, though, is not looking harder to find Chambers.

"I feel awful," she told WCPO. "I feel awful that we did not at least walk on down there, but I don't know if we would have seen him because there were no lights.

"It was so far down there I couldn't see it. I couldn't see it yesterday either," she said.

No other details pertaining to the nature of the crash were immediately available.

WCPO will update this story as it develops.