For several days, a 3-year-old child and his 1-year-old brother survived, all alone and hungry, inside of the mangled wreckage of a car crash in Arkansas that killed their mother — but miraculously spared them.
Police are saying it’s a “miracle” that two young boys were able to survive for days in the Arkansas heat – without food or water – after their mother was killed in that car wreck.
Lisa Holliman, 25, died in a car accident believed to have occurred on Friday or Saturday, police said. But her children, ages 3 and 1, weren’t discovered until Monday.
Police said Kylen, 3, was located just before 8 a.m. Monday walking along Arkansas State Highway 24 outside of Camden, Fox News affiliate KLRT-TV reported.
Ouachita County Sheriff’s Office initially posted a photo of the toddler on social media. Shortly after, family members reached out to identify him, telling authorities his mother hadn’t been seen for days. When officials went back to where Kylen was found, they discovered a car wreck in a deep ravine – impossible to see from the road, according to KLRT.
Holliman was discovered deceased and thrown from the vehicle, but her 1-year-old son was still in his car seat. Officials said he was a little sideways and upside down, but he was alive and alert.
Holliman’s father, James, called his grandson a “hero” for climbing out of the car through the sunroof and walking several hundred yards to get attention and help.
“It’s nothing short of a miracle – God’s blessing – that these children were able to survive this accident.”
Deputy Nathan Greeley told KATV it was incredible the two toddlers were able to survive for several days without food and water and in extreme heat. Temperatures reached well into the 90s over the weekend.
“Today is anything but short of a miracle – the 3-year-old and 1-year-old being able to survive in the elements [of],…