Missouri man missing for a week found alive in car that crashed into ravine

Ryan Linneman, of Lee's Summit, was found by a dirt bike rider in wreckage along Interstate 470 in Kansas City, Lee's Summit police said.

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By Janelle Griffith

A Missouri man who had been missing for a week was found alive in a wrecked car at the bottom of a ravine Wednesday evening, authorities said.

Ryan Linneman, of Lee's Summit, was found by a dirt bike rider in wreckage along Interstate 470 in Kansas City, Lee's Summit police said.

"He traveled approximately 175 feet off the highway, struck a sign and fell about 50 feet into a gully type area," a department spokesman told NBC News on Thursday.

The car had been hidden from the view of passing motorists on I-470, according to police. It is unclear what caused Linneman to leave the roadway, police said.

A 37-year-old Missouri man who went missing one week ago was found Wednesday inside his vehicle, which he had crashed into a ravine off the highway.KSHB

He was taken to a hospital with critical injuries.

Police had sought help finding Linneman, who had last been seen driving a tan, 2004 Honda Accord with Missouri license plates Oct. 9.