A 22 year old buffalo Woman died in her car after driving 18 hours on her way home from work during a bank holiday weekend snowstorm – one of at least 28 dead killed in what New York Gov. Kathy Hochul called “the snowstorm of the… century”.
Annedel TaylorShe, who was trapped in her vehicle Friday afternoon, shared videos with her sisters in North Carolina, with the last one aired just after midnight.
Final moments captured on video after being trapped in the car for 18 hours in Deadly Blizzard
Her latest video showed her rolling down her ice-covered window while speaking to a nearby van, which was also stuck with emergency lights on.
“She told my sister she was scared,” said Tomeshia Brown, one of Taylor’s sisters WSOC TV.
Taylor’s family told the outlet that she was likely trapped in her car for at least 18 hours before authorities found her on Christmas Eve.
Anndel Taylor, 22, died in her car after being caught in a Buffalo blizzard on her way home from work. She was found after 18 hours. She sent her family this latest video from the car. pic.twitter.com/w8GBwR9UOm
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) December 27, 2022
Taylor’s mother, Wanda Brown Steele, told the TV network she called 911 and was waiting for her at the time of her death.
“She called 911 and waited for her,” her mother said.
But “everyone who tried to get to her got stuck,” Brown added.
“Fire brigade, police, everyone is stuck.”
Steele went on to question why the “state known for snow” doesn’t have emergency vehicles readily available during the massive snowstorm.
The family went “all buffalo” looking for Taylor, who retired last year to care for the ailing father
Meanwhile, her sister posted a message during the storm saying that “the whole[of]Buffalo” was looking for Taylor, who had returned to upstate New York from Charlotte last year to take care of her father .
In a group chat, Taylor told her sisters that if help didn’t arrive by the time help arrived, according to her mother, she had planned to sleep and then try to get to safety.
Her mother then alerted relatives across the city to “go back there” and look for her, reports WSOC-TV.
“Then they broke the window and saw that she was in there,” Taylor’s grieving mother said.
According to her mother, Taylor most likely died from carbon monoxide poisoning, who realized her car was still running and snow had blocked the exhaust pipes at the time of her death.
“The car was running and the snow was still coming, so it was clogging the pipes, the tailpipe,” she said. “Then after the car shut down, it was iced over.”
Family raise funds to bring her body back to Charlotte as her death comes just before her 23rd birthday
Her death comes just before her 23rd birthday, the outlet reports.
She “still got presents under the tree at Christmas,” her sister said.
Meanwhile, the family is currently trying to raise funds to bring her body back to Charlotte, where they moved when Taylor was two years old.
As of Tuesday, an online fundraiser has raised $17,390 a $12,000 goal.
“We’re trying to get her over here — because I want her here with me,” her mother said.
Those interested in donating to Taylor’s GoFundMe can do so here.
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