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Maryland man survived for two days in ravine following car crash

Posted: 6:28 AM, Apr 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-17 19:24:38Z

Greg Eubanks disappeared over the weekend, leaving his family frantic. Two days later, he was at home, safe.

The 41-year-old had crashed his SUV around 3 a.m. Saturday in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The SUV went down an embankment and got stuck between the highway entrance and exit ramps, so his car wasn't visible from the road.

Eubanks was hurt when he was thrown from the SUV. He was left laying at the bottom of the ravine with broken bones and a dead cell phone for two days and three nights. 

"He said he didn't think he was gonna make it," Tre Drew, Eubanks' cousin, said. "He heard several fire trucks passing, ambulance passing. He kept saying 'I know they're coming for me' and no one came for him."

Eubanks' son, Greg Eubanks Jr., reported him missing Saturday, then drove around searching for his dad. 

"I was worried. I couldn't sleep. (I) rode around all day yesterday trying to find his car, just looking for any type of piece of evidence," the younger Eubanks said.

A highway crew finally spotted Eubanks and his car while repairing a damaged guardrail on the Indian Head Highway. 

"He said it was the worst thing he's ever been through, and he has been through a lot," Drew said.

Eubanks was taken to the hospital for treatment. His family says he is in good spirits and is expected to make a full recovery. Maryland State Police are investigating.