This weekend, the family of a fatal car accident victim is asking... who is responsible for clearing up what's left of the scene?
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says 35-year old LeeAnn Carter lost control of her vehicle while traveling down Highway 58 in Harrison Friday afternoon. She crashed, was thrown from the car, and died on impact.
Her brother, Andrew Williams wanted to set up a memorial at the crash site over the weekend. But when he arrived, he was speechless.
"One of the first things I found was a gas bill with my sister's name on it. Sitting here in this ditch. As I continued to look around, I found her check book, driver's license, pictures of her kids... Which I find extremely unacceptable," says Williams.
He gathered all of the personal items left behind.
"They did nothing to protect her identity. Zero. I found it right here."
Sunday, he was joined by his family to recover larger items, like the bumper of the vehicle left among the trees. They also found the charm bracelet Carter was wearing when she passed away.
"In my opinion, they might as well have left her body here," says Carter. "I mean, I found her. I found all of the items that proved to me that it's my sister. I do not have to identify her. I identified her at this scene."
Carter's family still has many questions about what led to the fatal accident. But for now, Williams is doing what he can do honor his younger sister.
"Friendly. Easy going. Got along with everybody. She was my sister."
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says the wrecker service that responds to accidents is in charge of cleaning up the scene.
At this time, the department and family don't know which company that was.
The family is still working out funeral arrangements.
By: Kelsey Bagwell