The little girl who survived two days trapped inside a car in Cove City is now home from the hospital.
The New Bern Sun Journal reports Jordan Landon, 9, was treated for an arm injury and released from Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Troopers hope to interview you the child to determine just what happened the night she and her father, Douglas Landon, 39, were involved in a single-car accident. The father did not survive the crash.
Reports indicate that there were no brake marks before the crash. Previous investigations have shown that the car was traveling at speeds in excess of 100 mph.
Surveillance video of the store where Douglas and Jordan last visited before the wreck shows Douglas nodding off while playing a scratch-off lottery ticket, according to authorities.
The wreck is still under investigation, but alcohol has been ruled out as a factor. Reconstruction of the accident could take several weeks.
A 9-year-old girl was found alive Sunday evening after being trapped in a car for two days after a wreck that killed her father.
According to the Highway Patrol 39-year-old Douglas Landon of Cove City and his 9-year-old daughter, Jordan Landon, left for the store around 10 p.m. Friday night and they didn't come home.
Officials say on Saturday morning the girl's mother reported them missing to the Craven County Sheriff’s Office.
Then around 5:30 p.m. Sunday a man walking on Highway 55 in Cove City near Turkey Quarter Creek Rd. saw a vehicle in a ditch completely turned over. Officials say Landon and the girl were inside that vehicle. Landon was found dead, the 9-year-old was found alive.
Officials say Jordan survived by eating Pop-Tarts and drinking Gatorade. They say she was trapped in the vehicle for two days.
After an investigation, troopers say Landon was driving a 1995 Chevy Monte Carlo on Friday going west on Highway 55 at speeds in excess of 100 mph when the car ran off the road to the right and went into a steep ditch bank. The car then went airborne and landed upside down on its top. Jordan was pinned in the car upside down. Troopers say you could not see the car from the roadway.
The 9-year-old suffered minor injuries; she has been flown to PCMH, but is expected to be okay.
Troopers say no alcohol is suspected at this point.