Excavating Crew Discover Car Wreckage With Decomposing Body

The decomposing body of a car crash victim has been found inside a vehicle, possibly weeks after it veered off the road into nearby woods.

An excavating crew made the gruesome discovery just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday while working near Lancaster Pike and Hercules Road in Mill Creek, Delaware.

The 2016 Mercedes CLA was traveling westbound when the driver "failed to negotiate the curve" and traveled across the eastbound lane before careering into a heavily wooded area. The Mercedes struck a creek embankment and overturned onto the driver side, Master Corporal Heather Pepper of the Delaware State Police (DSP) said in a statement released later that day.

Investigators have so far been unable to determine at what date and time the crash occurred, though did confirm the victim was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.

The victim's body was so badly decomposed that it was unidentifiable, leading investigators to believe the remains may have been at the scene for days or possibly weeks, the Delaware News Journal reported.

A computer check revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen by the Wilmington Police Department on the morning of August 11, the DSP said. The identity of the driver so far remains unknown as investigators at the Delaware Division of Forensic Science complete a forensic analysis on the body.

In August, a car crash claimed the life of a Texas man who died after allegedly pulling on the vehicle's steering wheel during an argument with his wife, causing her to flip the car over.

The incident occurred about 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, in the 2800 block of Interstate 27 northbound, the Lubbock Police Department said.

The GMC Envoy was traveling northbound in the access road when it veered off to the right, left the roadway, rolled over and came to a stop in the parking lot of a business, according to police.

A male passenger was ejected from the vehicle as it flipped and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was taken to University Medical Center with serious injuries.

In another tragic accident, an unlicensed teen accidentally ran over and killed his 1-year-old brother with the family car in eastern Florida.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said it responded to the scene at the 9500 block of Little John Road in Sherwood Park around 3:45 p.m. on the afternoon of July 26.

The teen was reportedly moving a black SUV in the driveway when he hit his younger brother, who was taken to a hospital, where he died.

File photo of a car crash.
File photo of a car crash. The decomposing body of a car crash victim was found inside the vehicle, possibly weeks after veering off the road into nearby woods in Mill Creek, Delaware. Kwangmoozaa/Getty Images