OXON HILL, Md. – A Maryland man spent more than 48 hours trapped in place after a crash on Indian Head Highway.
Gregory Eubanks, 41, was discovered Monday morning by highway workers checking on guardrail damage on the off ramp to the Capital Beltway from Maryland Route 201.
Maryland Highway Patrol said the crash is under investigation but it’s clear that the crash sent the victim’s SUV down an embankment and Eubanks flying out of the car, unable to move.
Family friends said Eubanks injuries included several broken bones that left him unable to move from the ditch he was left in. Eubanks was about one mile from Oxon Hill High School but without the ability to walk he could only scream to get help. That proved useless because of the noise from the rushing cars.
Eubanks told friends that he had to sip water from the ground to stay hydrated.
His family reported Eubanks missing on Saturday. They shared social media posts with friends to try and locate the husband and father.
The Eubanks family responded to the crash scene Monday morning. Gregory was able to speak with them but was then sent to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.
Many people at nearby stores in Oxon Hill could not believe the story of a man disappearing in a spot that tens of thousands of people drive by every day.