Colorado native Richard Williams Koester (pictured above) is a survivor. There's no other way to describe him.
Earlier this month, Koester and his friend Ronald Lee Mohr were driving in a pickup truck on U.S. Highway 50 in Canon City, Colo. when Mohr lost control of the vehicle and ended up driving it into a ravine that runs alongside the road. Tragically, Mohr lost his life as a result of the accident. But Koester didn't and was forced to fight for his life. And when we say fight, we mean fight.
Because the ravine is not visible from Highway 50, Koester had to spend six days stuck in the truck, unable to move because of the injuries he sustained in the crash. There was no food or water in the truck and, at night, he had to deal with freezing temperatures and light rain. But finally, after six looooooong days, a Colorado Department of Transportation worker spotted the pickup truck in the ravine and called for help. And when police arrived, they found the 36-year-old Koester alive in the truck.
"They didn't have any food in there that I saw," a local coroner said after Koester was rescued. "I just think he had an angel looking over his shoulder."
An angel and a will to survive. We don't know how he managed to make it out of that truck alive. But somehow, someway, he did.
[via FOX News]