US girl, 9, survived 2 days in wreckage

2011-11-15 08:28
North Carolina - Authorities say a 9-year-old US girl pinned in a wrecked car for almost two days ate Pop-Tarts and drank energy drinks to survive the single-car crash that killed her father.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says Jordan Landon was airlifted to a hospital on Sunday night after rescue teams cut her out of the car that had been upside down in a culvert since Friday night.

Sergeant David Clifton calls the girl "heroic" and that she was able to stay calm despite the dark and cold. He said Landon was talkative and is expected to fully recover.

Clifton said a person walking by saw the car and called 911 late Sunday afternoon.

The patrol says 39-year-old Douglas Landon was killed. Her mother identified him as Jordan's father.

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