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New questions surround the crash that killed a southern Indiana woman

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JENNINGS COUNTY, Ind. (WDRB) - New questions surround the crash that killed a Southern Indiana woman. 

Her boyfriend survived and was able to get help three days later.

The crash happened on Saturday on US 50 near the Jennings-Ripley County line, but the lone survivor, 39-year-old Kevin Bell from Dover, Pennsylvania wasn't found at the scene until Tuesday. 

"I think that he could have got out of there and done a lot more sooner than three days," the crash victim’s cousin, Will Tungeitt said.  

According to officers, Bell says he was trapped in the vehicle and was finally able to crawl to the road for help. His legs were badly injured. In a 9-1-1 call, you can hear the voice of another driver passing by. He saw Bell and stopped to help.

"You fell and broke your shin? That's why you're sitting here because you can't move?" the 911 caller asked Bell.

Bell says he fell, but there was no mention of the 1999 Ford Explorer that crashed into a tree leaving 37-year-old Nikki Reed of Seymour for dead. 

“That was horrible because he said he fell. He didn't say nothing about our cousin in the car down the bank,” the victim’s cousin, Pam Smith said.  

Now police are investigating if Bell did everything he could to seek help. They say he had his cell phone. 

"I believe there's something going on. Who doesn't call 911?" Smith said.  

Reed’s cousins say Bell and Reed met online and had only met twice in person. Reed drove to Pennsylvania to get Bell and take him back to Indiana for her son’s birthday party. Bell has an outstanding warrant in Pennsylvania for failure to appear on harassment charges. 

“She knew he didn't have a license and she loved him so she would do anything for him,” the victim’s cousin, Samantha Tredway said.

Now Reed’s family just wants to know the truth, whether there was something more that could have been done. 

“I would like to find out the total truth of what actually happened and then give him what he deserves,” Tungeitt said.

The family is having a celebration of life Saturday at 1 p.m. at Shields Park in Seymour. 

Bell is still in the hospital in Indianapolis. WDRB news has reached out to him and has not yet heard a reply. 

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