Don't know if anyone else has seen this article from last summer:
Missing man found dead in wreckage | UTSanDiego.com
The dude was driving alone (no passengers, no second jeep) on the rugged trails north of Ramona CA. He went off an edge and rolled down a canyon. He had not told his family where he was going, so when the missing persons
bulletin went out no one knew where to look. He was reported missing on July 15th and only when someone saw an upturned jeep on July 30th near Lake Sutherland was his body found. He was 25 miles from where his wife last saw him, and the location where she reporting him missing.
The sad thing is, I think he died from exposure, not the accident. I can just imagine him lying upside down in the jeep, at the bottom of the canyon, with a few broken ribs and a collapsed lung. He might've lived for a couple days, weakly calling out, eventually dying from dehydration, exposure, and loss of blood.
Newbies take note! Always let someone else know where you're going, so if a search is necessary they can find you. Make sure your wife, girlfriend, or a best friend has emergency numbers so if necessary, they know where to start the search.
My wife has the phone numbers for the BLM, the Cleveland National Forest Ranger Station, the Anza Borrego park ranger, and the Border Patrol. I always email her a map of my intended route before I leave, so if I don't check in she knows where to direct the S&R team to.
If anyone else has advice to provide, feel free to weight in.