Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Cold, Lonely Death

Jerry Williams McDonald, 68, died in his pickup truck after becoming snowed in on a mountain road.

He starved to death after being stranded nearly 60 days. Not that he didn't have food with him, but he didn't take enough for a long-term survival situation. Most people wouldn't, I'm thinking. You'd have to be a hard-core survival type to store more than a week's food rations in your car.

I'd guess he didn't leave an itinerary with friends, as there's no mention of a search for him being conducted. Didn't have a cell phone with him, either, although a cell might not have helped if he was in a remote area without cell coverage.

He drew up a crude calendar, marking down the days until his death:

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