Woman Who Died Trapped In Her Car Due To Blizzard Sent Desperate Final Video To Family

Woman Who Died Trapped In Her Car Due To Blizzard Sent Desperate Final Video To Family

A woman in Buffalo, New York passed away after her vehicle became stuck in the snow during a historic winter storm in the United States.

On Friday afternoon, 22-year-old Anndel Taylor was driving home from work when her vehicle became stranded in the snow.

Before her death, Taylor sent a disturbing final video to her family in Charlotte, North Carolina from inside her car.

Upon receiving the video, Taylor's family panicked and took to the internet to request assistance in finding her.

Taylor was eventually located on Saturday, but the cause of her death has not yet been disclosed to the public.

In an interview with local media in Charlotte, Taylor's sister Shawnequa Brown told WCOS: "We didn't realize how severe the situation was in Buffalo because we didn't see the news and weren't aware of what was happening there."

The video that Taylor sent to the family's group chat showed her car's windows becoming covered in snow while strong winds could be heard in the background.

Taylor called 911 and waited for assistance, but the rescue team was unable to reach her due to the adverse weather conditions.

According to Taylor's mother, Wanda Brown Steele, Taylor had intended to spend the night in her car during the storm and walk home the following day.

The severe winter storm has resulted in the deaths of at least 57 people, 25 of whom were from Erie County, where Buffalo is located.

"She was telling my sister that she was scared," Brown added.

Erie County executive Mark Poloncarz said: "This is not the Christmas any of us hoped for nor expected."

Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia told CNN: "Unfortunately, they are still recovering bodies."

He went on to say that the number will likely rise, adding: "I am aware of additional bodies that have been recovered and are being brought to our temporary morgue."

"We've had so many bodies that various hospitals are full and we're just having to go through and determine if the individuals have died from a blizzard-related death."

"It's just been a horrible, horrible situation."

Officials in Erie County referred to the blizzard as a "once in a lifetime" event.

And New York Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted: "Just got off the phone with [President Joe Biden], who promised to swiftly approve my request for a federal emergency disaster declaration. We are extremely grateful to have the federal government's support as we help Western New York recover from this historic blizzard."

The National Weather Service warned: "The life-threatening cold temperatures and in combination with dangerous wind chills will create a potentially life-threatening hazard for travellers that become stranded, individuals that work outside, livestock and domestic pets."