Southern California man survives 5 days trapped in …
A Southern California man who crashed his truck into a steep ravine recalls the terrifying ordeal and miraculously surviving five days without food or water. The crash left 68-year-old Calvin Smith, a father of 10, trapped and severely injured in a Kern County backcountry area on Aug. 29.
As Calvin was driving to his home in Ridgecrest that day, his truck suddenly went over an embankment and fell down about 100 feet into a grassy ravine below. Calvin was ejected out the window during the impact and suffered a broken back and ribs. Unable to move, he laid there, praying he would soon be found.
KTLA's Rick Chambers reports on September 6, 2023.