Man spends 3 days trapped in SUV wreckage next to girlfriend’s body

WAVE image via NBC News
WAVE image via NBC News
WAVE image via NBC News

(WAVE) — An Indiana man is recovering after spending three days trapped in the wreckage of his SUV, next to his girlfriend’s body, before gathering the strength to crawl for help.

Since Saturday, Nikki Reed’s family and friends have been actively searching for her and her boyfriend, Kevin Bell, 39. It wasn’t until Tuesday night they got the news they were dreading.

“Just praying that she didn’t have to suffer and just praying that the kids can go and find peace,” Reed’s friend, Kristie Bevers, said.

Friends said Reed, 37, was on her way back to Seymour after driving to Pennsylvania to pick up Bell.

While en route on Saturday around noon, Reed talked to her daughter, anxious to get back to celebrate her 12-year-old’s son’s birthday.

Reed never made it. Family members filed a missing person’s report and friends started doing all they could, knowing something had to be wrong.

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