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Woman who was reported missing: I wrecked my car and had a diabetic reaction

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5-year-old Dustin Byers after he was found 5-year-old Dustin Byers after he was found
ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

The great-grandmother who was reported missing with her great-grandson and later found on Monday tells WBTV she wrecked her car and had a diabetic reaction.

Mary Ann Yoder, 76, says the reaction caused her to wreck her car, forcing the air bag to deploy and hit her.

Police say Yoder and five-year-old Dustin Byers, along with a dog, left their home on Elk Shoals Road around 5:30 a.m.

They were found around 8 p.m. on Monday evening at a truck stop off of Interstate 40, near Yadkinville Road, in Davie County.

Deputies say they were in a minor accident before being found, but are both fine now.

Just after 6:30 p.m., Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman told WBTV that the pair were spotted at a gas station in Harmony around 12:30 p.m.

Employees of the gas station told officials that they recognized Yoder after seeing a report on the news.

They said that Yoder wrote a check and bought the boy a Pepsi.

Yoder, whose family says may have mild dementia, was taking Byers to Stoney Point Elementary for preschool, but the pair never made it. The school notified the family.

The family said Yoder takes the boy to school every day, and that it has never been a problem. They say the boy's mother died about three weeks before the incident.

WBTV's Steve Ohnesorge will have much more on WBTV News at 5 and 6.

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