Rollover survivor found alive

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Updated: 6/01/2012 12:53 pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Family members say they are delighted that a Northern California motorist found alive after he spent a week in the woods after his truck overturned near a busy freeway is awake.

Michael Sanchez Jr. is increasingly alert but still can't talk, his sister Priscilla Sanchez, told the San Jose Mercury News on Thursday.

She calls her brother's recovery "a miracle," saying he recently transferred out of an intensive care unit at a local hospital.

The California Highway Patrol couldn't find the 25-year-old driver after the single-vehicle crash near a Highway 101 off-ramp in south San Jose on May 8. Police searching for clues found Sanchez unconscious a week later in a dense thicket of brush and trees below.

His sister says she remains vigilant about why he wasn't found during an initial search of the scene.


Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News,


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