It was a cold Fall night in early November. I lived in a very rural area in Pennsylvania. I worked a steady job with very good pay, but the only problem was my job was over an hour away from where I lived. I was planning on moving closer to my job, but for almost a year, I was making this commute five days a week. My job is located in a medium sized city, but most of the drive is just the highway with trees on either side.
Usually I would leave work at 7:00 and would arrive home at around a little after 8:00. On this particular night, I had to stay late at work to finish up some papers. It was 8:00 by the time I got out of there and decided to grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant. When I finally made it to the highway, it was already 9:00. I turned on the radio and observed that the roads were extremely empty. A car passed once in a while, but the first 15 minutes of my ride went smoothly.