"She will need all the help we can get," said Irvin. Rogers lives with Irvin and her husband. "She's basically family. We've been living together for awhile now. She's a good girl, she's sweet and never does bad -- she's very innocent and didn't deserve this."
The wreck reportedly occurred close to midnight Saturday. A curfew was in effect at that point, but Irvin said there was some pressure from the employer of Rogers' boyfriend
"After they had gone to check the farm they were on the way back," said Irvin. "The road collapsed and the front of the truck went into the water. My friends managed to call 911 and get themselves out of the truck and onto the road. Everyone was wearing seat belts. Both men were fine but Hope only had a waist belt not a chest belt ... and was hurt badly."
She was airlifted to
She hopes the community can help, but if someone cannot, maybe they would not mind spreading the word.
"It goes for covering her medical bills, her medicines, her recovery and helping also since she won't have an income for awhile," said Irvin, who noted the hospital has not given an overall estimate as of yet. "She has no insurance, so I'm trying to help her as much I can."
There have several other vehicles across the county that have been caught in washouts, none of which were major accidents but there were injuries involved. Dangerous road conditions during Hurricane Matthew took the life of
"A lot of times you got to a spot where the water was running across," Kinlaw said. "Cars stopped and they couldn't get out and were stranded."
He warned of dangers due to flooding and water damage, especially at night.
"There are a lot of roads underwater and if you don't know that, you're going to get yourself in a lot of trouble," the first sergeant said Sunday.
"Please continue to stay off the roads," Sheriff
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