Woman Goes to Carwash, Finds Utter Horror

In the form of a human face on the carwash floor
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2016 11:37 AM CST
Updated Jan 17, 2016 10:31 AM CST

(Newser) – A Montana veterinarian who took a trip to the carwash in 2013 is now suing for medical expenses and damages for a find on the carwash's floor that she says has caused her tremendous trauma. Per Courthouse News Service, Kimberly Kriege brought her truck to a Livingston carwash on Sept. 30, 2013, and made a gruesome discovery on the bay floor: part of a human face. That face belonged to 81-year-old Elgie Bedford, an Alaskan man traveling to Texas to visit his kids and grandkids and who had apparently been the victim of a hit-and-run on Interstate 90. And it's a somewhat complicated tale: After hitting Bedford with a truck he drove for CRST Expedited, 45-year-old David Welk "left the body on the highway" and drove away, Kriege's suit claims.

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But it wasn't Welk who was responsible for Kriege's find at the carwash. That was said to be the fault of 31-year-old Wryan Young, who allegedly was driving one of the other cars that ran over Bedford's body lying on the road after Welk hit him. Young drove her pickup truck to the carwash and "left a large portion of Bedford's face on the car wash floor," Kriege's complaint continues. Kriege, who's seeking payment for the "intensive psychological counseling" she received, as well as damages for lost income, negligence, and negligent infliction of emotional distress, says finding "a large recognizable part of a human face" was severely emotionally traumatizing. The charges against Young were dismissed in 2014, per Courthouse News, while Welk was found guilty in October that year for "knowingly being involved in an accident of a deceased person or another person," per KTMF. He received a six-year deferred sentence in January 2015. (If you can stomach it, read about another horrifying lawsuit.)

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