Anndel Taylor dies after getting stuck in Buffalo snowstorm

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Dan Smith

A 22-year-old woman who died in a massive blizzard that hit upstate New York sent a terrifying video of the blizzard to her family hours before she was found dead in her car. At least 28 people died in what Gov. Kathy Hochul called the "blizzard of the century," after Ander Taylor was trapped on his way home from work in Buffalo on Friday afternoon. She shared a series of videos with her North Carolina sisters. The final video showed it rolling down an ice-covered window just after midnight, leaving a nearby van with its emergency lights on as well. "She told my sister she was scared," Tomesia Brown, one of Taylor's sisters, told WSOC-TV. Her family told the outlet that she was believed to have been trapped in the car for about 18 hours before being found on Christmas Eve. "She called 911 and was waiting for them," her mother, Wanda Brown Steele, told the station. However, "anyone who tried to get close to her got stuck," added Brown.
Taylor shared a series of videos and her fears in a group chat with the sisters.
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"The fire department, the police, everyone was stuck," she said, asking why the "state known for its snow" didn't have emergency vehicles capable of operating during the massive storm. During the storm, Brown posted a message that read, "I have it all." [of] We are looking for Taylor, who just returned to Buffalo from Charlotte last year to take care of her sick father. Taylor told the sisters in a group chat that if help didn't come when she woke up, she was going to get some sleep and walk to safety. Her mother desperately warned her relatives in Buffalo, where Taylor was born, to "get back there again," she told WSOC-TV.
Ander Taylor, 22, died after being stuck in his car for at least 18 hours in Buffalo during a massive snowstorm that devastated upstate New York.
Ander Taylor, 22, died after being stuck in his car for at least 18 hours in Buffalo during a massive snowstorm that devastated upstate New York.
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"Then they pried open the window and saw her there," said the grieving mother. Taylor's mother believes her daughter most likely died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Ander Taylor.
Taylor told her loved ones that she was going to sleep in her car.
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“The car was running, but it was still snowing, so the pipes and exhaust pipes were clogged,” she said. "Then after the car stopped, she froze." It was shortly before Taylor's 23rd birthday and when she "still had presents under the tree" for Christmas, Brown said. The family is trying to get her body back in Charlotte, where Taylor moved to when she was two years old. "We're trying to bring her here — because I want her to be here with me," her mom said. Taylor's grandmother, Sylvia Taylor, told WSOC-TV: Why? ' But we don't always know the answer to that. ” In a series of heartbreaking tributes online, Brown called her sister "a golden child... the funniest, realist, cutest little sister ever!" "I'm so sorry. I would do anything to be with you," she wrote.