A motorist driving past the wreck on Monday noticed a girl sleeping on a nearby embankment and notified authorities. Police determined the girl was Murphy’s daughter, Mylee. She was a passenger in the car when it went into the creek.
“She survived the collision and escaped out of the vehicle, swam across the creek and climbed up the embankment to try to get help,” Cochran said.
Lee Roy Couch told WKYT that he found Mylee while troopers were at the scene.
"I lifted her over the guardrail and asked her what happened," Couch told the news station. "She said, 'My mommy wrecked and I climbed out the window.'"
He said that he believed it was no accident that he and his wife found Mylee.
“God works miracles,” he said. “There was just one spot where I could see the car, and that spot was where the kid was standing down the hill. You couldn't see her from the parkway.”
Mylee was taken to Manchester Memorial Hospital and later flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.