Judd Hill holds his daughter Samantha Hill’s hand on her first night on March 6th at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, after Samantha was involved in a fatal frontal accident.


Deanna Hill, courtesy

Jensen Jennings Torrington Telegram on Wyoming News Exchange

TORRINGTON – On March 6, Samantha Hill was taken to her parents’ home in Colorado for the weekend. Instead of Hill visiting her, they would visit her after a life-changing accident in Nebraska.

The devastating collision that Saturday morning would cost Tyler Schaub, one of Samantha’s classmates, their lives when the vehicle driven by Schaub crossed the center line and collided head-on with their vehicle. Schaub was pronounced dead on the scene while Samantha was flown in critical condition to the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff in a helicopter.



Samantha Hill

Samantha Hill was involved in a fatal frontal accident on March 6th. Hill was on her own two weeks later.


Logan Dailey, Torrington Telegram

“I just remember getting on a helicopter. After that, I can’t remember anything, ”said Samantha. “They had to use the ‘jaws of life’ to get me out of the car. It took about an hour. The EMT said I was talking to him the whole time but I don’t know what I was talking to him about. “

Flight For Life transported Samantha Hill from the scene of the accident to the Regional West Medical Center, where she examined the extent of her injuries.

“When she first came to Nebraska, she had 44 trauma,” said Samantha’s mother, Deanna Hill. “Starting with a broken kneecap, broken bones in her foot, two ribs, sternum, two spots in her pelvis, torn liver and spleen, her severe injury to her neck, sutures over her eye and lip, and her severe injury to her left arm. ”