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marks on the road and thought nothing of it? well a woman i talked to today says she did think something of it and her stopping to investigate ended up saving a life." laurie says: "you can see as plain as day that something had went over there." it all started when laurie bowers was driving from happy camp to cave junction. as she got close to the oregon border.... laurie says: "and i come upon some marks over the road and at first i didn't really think anything and i drove down the road and thought well maybe i better go back and check." and that's exactly what she did. she turned her car around on greyback road to investigate the tire marks. laurie says: "i got off the road and looked over the hill and there was the jeep and i yelled is anybody in there." that's when the 23-year-old man, trapped in his car, yelled back. he was about 50 feet down a hill, out of sight from the road laurie says: "at first i was in shock finding this vehicle over the hill." laurie called 911 and waited with the victim. illinois valley fire got her call just after 10 yesterday, but the victim said he'd been there since 2 in the morning. dennis: "he said to me i thought i was going to die in my car." temperatures were freezing over night and the victim wasn't able to leave this car due to a severly fractured leg. in fact, his car was being held up by a single tree.. one wrong move and illinois valley fire says he could have fallen another thousand feet. dennis says: "laurie is the real hero of this story because she took the extra step to actually stop and investigate because you couldn't see the vehicle from the roads." laurie says it was instinct that made her turn her car around. but sometimes, just being observant can go a long way. laurie says: "be aware of whats going on, pay attention. a few cars passed by those marks and actually somebody should have seen it besides me." in happy camp, mari nelson, newswatch 12. mercy flights