Woman discovers part of a man’s face on floor of car washBy Mason White 2:47 PM January 19, 2016
|David Welk and Elgie Bedford|
By: Feng Qian
A woman said she was left traumatized after finding a man’s face on the floor of a car wash.
Kim Kriege, 45, from Livingston, Montana, is suing a delivery company after their driver was convicted of killing the man.
Kriege said that she was severely traumatized and needed counseling after she found the body part at the Super Car Wash. Police were called and the remains were collected.
The remains belonged to 81-years-old Elgie Bedford, who had been killed hours earlier in a hit-and-run accident a few miles away.
Bedford was on his way to see his grandchildren when he was hit by truck driver David Welk, 45, who works for CRST Expedited.
Welk fled the scene, leaving Bedford lying on the road. A few cars drove over the victim.
One of those drivers, who was identified as Wryan Young, 31, is believed to have dragged his face to the car wash. The body part fell off from her car and was found by Kriege.
When police arrived, they arrested Young. She said that police treated her like a criminal after believing that she caused the hit and run accident.
Young maintained that she thought she hit a pile of clothes and not a dead body. All charges against her were eventually dropped.
Kreig however, wants money for medical expenses, lost income, emotional distress and negligence after finding the man’s face on the car wash floor.
Welk was found guilty of leaving the scene of an accident in connection with Bedford’s death. He received a six year suspended sentence.