Make-A-List Monday: Car Accidents

This list is for people who vanished after getting into a car or other motor vehicle (like an ATV or motorcycle) accident. This has to be shortly after the wreck, not days later or anything like that. Accidents on water (boats, rafts, etc.) do not count, but accidents where the person wound up in a body of water count, and so do accidents where a person merely got their car stuck in a ditch or a muddy place or something. The MPs can be drivers, passengers or pedestrians.

Peter Achermann
Brandon Darquice Anderson
Donald Ray Billings
Solomon Clay Blow
Lori Ann Boffman (maybe)
Russell Bovit
James Roy Bridenstine Jr.
Gary Shawn Bryant
Lacey Marie Buenfil
Patrick Francis Carnes
Toni Danieele Clark (maybe)
Gene Jacob Cloud Jr.
Roosevelt Copes
Perry Otto Corlew
Rayfield Crume
Anthony Eugene Davis
Theodore Leonard Dengerud
Donald Weston Dugger
Bruce Falconer
Shane Michael Fell
Austin Dominique Fuda
Shai Gitlis
Katie Michelle Gray
Mickey James Guidry
John Scott Hahn
James Reginald Harley
Larry Charles Haynes
Joseph David Helt
Robin Denise Appel Herring
Richard Hills
Robert Ray Honeycut
Patrick Lynn Hume
Bobby Jones
Leland Alton Jones
Abraham M. Kalaf
Darrel Wayne Kempf
Ronald Brett Kinser
Julian Rene Kirchoff
Kristi Suzanne Krebs
Gary Dale Mathias
Patricia Bernadette Meehan
William L. Meehan (maybe)
Cornelia Meyer
Thomas Patrick Mooney
Maura Murray
Ricky Lynn Nelson (maybe)
Charles Palmer V
Jan Pattison
Cathy Hicks Parrott (maybe)
Doug Pearce
James Anthony Reynolds
Ann Linda Riffin
Shannon Elizabeth Rishel
Bradley Dale Ross II (maybe)
Bob Sabaratnam
Jason William Noble Saul
Alexander Edwin Shaw IV
Lisa Noel Sledge
Harry Edward Stewart
Jon Dana Snyder
Brandon Victor Swanson
Eubah G. Thornton
Georg Weber

15 thoughts on “Make-A-List Monday: Car Accidents

  1. Becky June 2, 2014 / 1:07 am

    Brianna Maitland (maybe) too

  2. libraryjobber June 2, 2014 / 1:13 am

    Kenneth, Barbara and Barbie Martin in their Ford in 1958 (possibly)

    And Edward and Stephania Andrews in 1970 (well, a minor fender bender when Edward hit the door, but he then drove the wrong way!)


  3. unprettyprincess June 2, 2014 / 2:59 am

    Toni Clark’s case keeps me up at night. So strange.

  4. B June 2, 2014 / 1:16 pm

    Good list…seems like it’s mostly men. I wonder if that’s because men are less likely to disappear as a result of being abducted and/or victims of domestic violence, and more likely to be victims of accidents, or even disappear on their own.

    I would add Leah Roberts to this list, however…her car was found wrecked off an embankment, even though it’s not clear she was in it at the time.

  5. Cattt June 3, 2014 / 12:00 am

    The crazy list. Wow, this is looong!

  6. Angie June 3, 2014 / 10:04 am

    I’ve heard that when people get in drunk-driving accidents, sometimes they leave the scene of the accident and hide out until the next day when they’ve sobered up. Then they go to the police station and get hit with a leaving the scene of the accident charge, which is still better than getting a DUI. Maybe in some of these cases, especially the ones where the person was seen running from the car, the person left the scene of the accident and was hiding out and then succumbed either to injuries from the accident, or hypothermia or something.

    Also when I saw Ann Riffin’s picture I jumped a little…she looks like an exact morph between me, and my mom when she was in her 20s. Weird….

  7. Kat June 3, 2014 / 9:02 pm

    Shelly Sikes and Sherry Magaro? Maybe forced off road, I know that is splitting hairs as to “accident”…

  8. NH June 3, 2014 / 11:30 pm

    Also Robyn Adler. Her car was found wreaked 4 days later although it is not clear what happened.

    There is also a woman’s skelaton found in 1986 at crescant beach FL. An apparent vehicle accident victom with 3 surgical holes in her head. No apparent matches here but a great list.

    • B June 3, 2014 / 11:54 pm

      Not familiar with Robyn Adler, but given the time and place of her disappearance, seems like she could be a potential victim of the serial killer Christopher Wilder… I wonder if that was ever investigated as a possibility

  9. jaclyn June 4, 2014 / 1:15 am

    Bryce Laspisa, missing from a single car accident just last year, Castaic Lake, CA. area. I believe you have him here on Charley.

  10. L June 4, 2014 / 10:37 pm

    I guess that the police can’t insist that a person wait for the paramedics after having been in a non serious accident. They should at least stick around to see that the person’s exit strategy (friend picks them up/family is called) reaches fruition. Great list.

  11. Julie June 11, 2014 / 3:07 am

    Bryce Laspisa!

  12. Pat Ferguson Watkinson February 5, 2015 / 7:05 pm

    To Angie, Annie Riffin was a compassionate and gentle evangelical Christian. She loved to cook, loved art and people. She’s been gone thirty-two years, but her friends still remember her loving ways and her great sense of humor.

  13. Tea August 27, 2015 / 11:21 am

    James Roy Bridenstine jr. What was left of the remains of my nephew where found. There are a lot of questions police simply just don’t care to investigate or answer. We do know he was scared to death, we do know his x friend and three men broke into his home and tried to kill him the gun misfired point blank. They jailed the girlfriend and two guys but the third was covered up. Why? This is the person we suspect chasing Jimmy and his lady friend in a storm when his car flipped. Cops claimed he just left the accident in another car….Jimmy was in a very heavy cast from upper thigh down, his body was discovered in the woods by hunters about a mile. No way could the cops miss the dragging of his cast. Jimmy did not have his crutches!

  14. pemory September 3, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    Talented singer-songwriter Jim Sullivan would be another candidate for this intriguing list. He disappeared in 1975, in New Mexico, while en route to Nashville. Unfortunately, there’s no official (i.e. Charley Project) listing of his disappearance (but there’s a small, but significant amount of information about his situation scattered throughout the Web).

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