VERNON, Ind. -

A Pennsylvania man, whose girlfriend died when the SUV he was driving plunged down an embankment, damaged his legs so badly that he had to stay with her body for three days before he was able to crawl to a roadside for help.

Nikki K. Reed, 37, died instantly when the SUV went off U.S. Route 50 and struck a tree near the Jennings-Ripley County line in southeast Indiana sometime Saturday afternoon, according to Indiana State Police.

Troopers found Kevin Bell shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Bell, 39, of Dover, York County, Pennsylvania, was taken with non-life threatening injuries to a hospital in North Vernon, about 65 miles southeast of Indianapolis.

Bell and Reed, of Seymour, Indiana, had been listed as missing, and police said the crashed SUV wasn't visible from the road.

The couple had been driving to Indiana from Pennsylvania.