Apparently in fear for his life and trying to get warm, he lit a fire in the car, according to the CCSO.

A driver involved in a car accident earlier this week in the Sunrise Beach area was out overnight and lit a fire to stay warm.

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office worked the crash scene Tuesday morning and CCSO officials confirmed that the one-car crash on Highway MM occurred sometime Monday evening.

The details of how the crash occurred are unclear at this time, but the car traveled a significant ways off the roadway in the evening hours of December 4, 2017. The male driver, the lone occupant of the vehicle, was knocked unconscious and suffered a broken leg. At some point, he woke up and was unable to call for help. Apparently in fear for his life and trying to get warm, he lit a fire in the car, according to the CCSO. 

On Tuesday morning, a passerby saw the smoke and called the police. In addition to the CCSO and Missouri State Highway Patrol, Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District and Lake West Ambulance responded. 

No citations were issued to the driver who was transported to the hospital for treatment.