Family of Woman Who Jumped Out of Moving Car on I-80 Seeks Volunteers for July 7 Search

2013-12 CHRISTMAS CUP -  IMG_8348BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – The family of the woman who jumped out of a moving car on Interstate 80 on July 4 is seeking volunteers for a search on Monday, July 7, of the area where she disappeared.

On July 4, around 8:30 am, 37-year-old Susan Bachman, of Centre County, jumped out of a car near mile marker 77 on Interstate 80 West.

Authorities say the car was travelling approximately 65 MPH.

She survived the bail-out and disappeared into the woods next to the highway.

She was being driven by her father, William Bachman, to an appointment at the Clarion Psychiatric Hospital.

Given that she tumbled several times after jumping out of a moving car, the family is concerned that she may have internal injuries.

The family told that they are worried that if Susan is still in the woods, this search is almost certainly the last chance to find her alive since she would have been without food or clean drinking water for three days.

The Bachmans are seeking volunteers for a search of the forested area where Susan disappeared, near Brookville, just off of I-80.

In addition to looking for Susan, they will also be looking for any clues or traces of her. Hunters and others with experience in the woods are particularly requested to join in the search.

The search will get underway on Monday, July 7, at 12 noon.

The search party will meet at the Travel America Truck Stop just off Exit 78 of I-80 at 12 noon on Monday, July 7. From there, the search party will proceed to the location where Susan fled into the woods.

If you plan to participate, the Bachmans ask that you email them so they have a sense of how many people are coming and can coordinate the activities.

Please email: name, cell phone number, and email address to

Although on July 4 the State Police responded with numerous search teams including firefighters from Jefferson County, bloodhounds, search andrescue teams, and a police helicopter, the Bachmans want to make a final effort to search the area while there is still a chance that Susan could still be alive.

On Monday morning, it will be 72 hours since she disappeared.

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