Almost half a week after Indiana troopers responded to a car crash found abandoned in Noblesville, law enforcement have discovered the corpse of an elderly man in an adjacent solar field, some 200 yards from the site of the collision.

Officers were alerted of an unoccupied 2003 Toyota Corolla along Presley Drive north of Phillip Drive on Friday morning, Aug. 20. The vehicle was left totaled after colliding with two concrete barriers, however, no driver was found in its vicinity.

Authorities speculated that the motorist involved in the car crash had managed to shuffle out of the wreckage and walk away from the site of the accident, reported Indy Star.

Upon checking the vehicle's plate number, it was found that the car belonged to 62-year-old Jeffrey Beeson. Authorities shortly launched a search for Beeson after they notified his family and they confirmed that the middle-aged man had never made it back home.

Officers found Beeson's corpse on Monday, with the help of the police department's drone, at a solar field some 200 yards away from the area of the abandoned car crash. An autopsy by the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office confirmed that he died from injuries related to a car crash.

In a similar but unrelated story, a caretaker from North Carolina has been charged with murder on Monday, Aug. 23, after the health worker deliberately left a patient in a hot car for five hours leading to the victim's death.

Briea D. Askew, a 29-year-old caretaker from Greensboro, North Carolina, has been arrested on Monday for second-degree murder in the death of a cerebral palsy patient, according to Kiro7.

The 21-year-old woman, whom Askew was supposed to look after, was reportedly rushed to Wake Forest Baptist Health High Point Medical Center on Aug, 10 with a high fever of over 110 degrees after being found unconscious in a car abandoned in the heat. She was pronounced dead by the hospital hours later.

High Point Police officers are currently investigating what led to the patient’s death, including why Askew would leave the woman in the hot car unsupervised for so long, according to Law&Order.

“During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the victim was left outside in a vehicle unattended for approximately five hours. Excessive heat and humidity contributed to the death, along with the vehicle not having air conditioning,” the police said in a statement.

The temperatures on Aug, 10 reached 90 degrees, which would have added to the heat that was experienced by the cerebral palsy patient, the New York Daily News reported.

Hot car deaths usually happen to unsupervised children, who are usually easy for parents to forget as they do their errands. Currently, 16 kids this year were have died after being left inside of hot cars; last year’s numbers were at 25, according to the National Safety Council.

Askew was detained at the Guilford County Jail before she posted a $200,000 bail for release before her trial. She has not made any comment on her situation or given context as to why she left the patient unsupervised.

An unnamed woman suffering from cerebral palsy died after her caretaker left her in a hot car for 5 hours. This is a representational image. PIXABAY

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