An Ashland City mother of three working hard to provide for her family during Christmas is hospitalized in Nashville Friday after crashing her vehicle on her way home from work.
Responding officers found the victim, Christina Reeves, and her jeep in a ravine off River Road Pike near Gower Road in west Nashville.
Reeves' husband, Travis Reeves, suspects the car landed in the ditch after his wife fell asleep behind the wheel after a long day at work.
He recalls her complaining about how tired she was during a phone call they shared on her way home.
"From what I understand, the doctors removed part of the dashboard of our truck from her forehead," said Travis Reeves.
A passerby called police around 1 a.m. after hearing the woman call for help.
"They told me if the guy had not heard her screaming that she would have froze to death down in this 20-foot ditch," said Travis Reeves.
Reeves was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she was listed in stable condition Friday morning.
Her family reported her missing when she did not return home Thursday night.
Reeves and her husband Travis have three children, including a 9-month-old baby. Last month, Travis broke his leg while on the job and Christina was working his job to help the family, who is struggling financially.