May 16, 2016, started like any other morning for Jennifer Duncan. As she drove her eight-month-old son to school, however, her life would change forever. After getting into a fender bender on the highway, Duncan removed her son from the car and moved to safety. Incredibly, another crash then unfolded before her eyes and a vehicle came hurtling toward her. As a result, she and her baby were thrown over the side of the bridge.
Duncan, who is 24 years old and comes from Waco, Texas, had woken up at 6:00 a.m. as usual. On her way to drop off her son, Daniel Vela, at day care she headed over the I-35 bridge above Fourth Street. It was there that her life would change forever.
At around 7:00 a.m., Duncan was involved in a collision with a vehicle on the bridge. The other driver was subsequently named as 25-year-old Ashley Michelle Anderson from Keller, Texas. Although further details of the incident are sketchy, it was described by local news station KXXV as a mere “fender bender.”