One of my first thoughts was that she might have hit a deer, which isn't unheard of. However, I didn't see any signs of a carcass or blood. I don't think enough time had passed for anyone to show up to haul away the body--the fire truck was already there simply because the station isn't too far away. The sheriff hadn't even arrived yet when I drove by. I suppose it's possible that the animal (deer?) survived the impact and had run or limped away, which does sometimes happen, but from the damage to her car, it must've been a large one.