Police claim the mum killed by this horrific car crash called out and helped them rescue her baby girl.
Driving back from dinner at her father’s home, no one knows why young mum Jennifer Groesbeck swerved and veered off the road.
With her 18-month-old daughter in her car seat – the car flipped over and ploughed into the icy waters of the Spanish Fork river, in Utah, at about 10 o’clock on a Friday night in March last year.
The windscreen smashed and the roof completely flattened as the car lay there submerged in the water.
Sadly, Lily’s 25-year-old mum died that night – but amazingly Lily survived.
It was 14 hours before a fisherman on the river spotted the car on Saturday afternoon and called police.
A mum’s plea for help?
The 4 police who attended the crash claim they heard a woman’s cries for help coming from inside the car.
“We could see a person in the front seat and then we heard a voice saying, ‘Help me, we’re in here.’ It was clear as day,” said officer Tyler Beddoes from the Spanish Fork Police Department.
When they reached the car they could tell the young mum had been dead for some time – but amazingly, the baby was still alive.
“For two nights I’ve laid awake trying to figure out exactly what it could be. All I know is it was there, we all heard it,” added officer Beddoes. “It was extra motivation.”
The police rushed into the icy water to try and flip the car – and managed to pull baby Lily out of her car seat. Luckily, because she’d been strapped in, she was suspended above the water and survived.
“We could see her eyes fluttering so there was some life but as far as movements or consciousness there was nothing that we could see,” Beddoes added.
Parademics performed CPR on the baby and she later regained consciousness at Salt Lake City hospital.
“Her improvement is astounding. Right now she’s watching ‘Dora (the Explorer)’ and singing ‘(The) Wheels on the Bus’ with Grandpa,” her family said at the time.
“She is smiling and laughing for family members. We’re blown away by Lily’s progress and so grateful to her rescuers.”
So do you think Jennifer made a plea for help from beyond the grave? The police seem to think there’s no other explanation. Does a mum’s love really know no bounds?