SOUTH POINT, Ohio — A college student who hit a deer Friday night in Ohio, while dressed as “Carrie” for a Halloween haunted house, gave first responders a scare when they saw her covered in fake blood.
Sidney Wolfe was driving through South Point, Ohio, when she struck and killed a deer that darted into the road, the Huffington Post reported.
Wolfe, a student at Marshall University in West Virginia, was promoting her role in a musical adaptation of Stephen King’s “Carrie,” the horror master’s novel about a shy, bullied girl with telekinetic powers who exacts revenge on her high school tormentors at the prom.
Prom queen Carrie does so while covered in pig’s blood, a prank that her classmates soon come to regret.
Wolfe’s costume, of which she tweeted photos on Twitter, included the iconic prom dress, tiara and blood.
"If anyone wants to know how my weekend went, I totaled my car while dressed up as Carrie and everyone who was a first responder thought I was dead. HAHAHAHA IM SO SORRY," Wolfe tweeted, alongside photos of her costume and her demolished car.
Wolfe told the Huffington Post that, although she was uninjured in the crash, those who responded to the scene were not convinced.
"The very first responder was a gentleman that pulled over being a good Samaritan," Wolfe told the news site. "You could tell he was horrified."
The first police officers to arrive at the scene kept asking her if she was sure she was all right.
“The second round of cops that came weren’t in on the makeup and said, ‘Are we just gonna ignore that blood is dripping, and she needs medical assistance?’”
In a Twitter thread, Wolfe wrote that she was too tired at the end of the evening to shower and remove her costume and makeup.
"So when I wrecked, the first responders saw my blood and freaked," she wrote.
She wrote that, as she waited for her parents to come and pick her up, she was chatting with the officers at the scene when another officer pulled up.
“The new officer says, ‘I hate to interrupt, but don’t you guys think she needs medical assistance?’”
Others on Twitter expressed relief that Wolfe was not hurt but found the situation hilarious.
“I’m so glad you’re OK, but I literally lost my (expletive) reading this,” one girl wrote.
“Ugh, literally,” Wolfe responded, posting a photo of her in costume at the haunted house earlier in the night.
In one Tweet, Wolfe promoted her play, which debuts Halloween night at the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, Kentucky. She told the Huffington Post that she was initially slated to play another character, Sue Snell, but had to step in as Carrie when the play's lead became ill.
“I risked my life to promote this musical. Y’all better buy tickets,” Wolfe tweeted.
Officials at Paramount also commented on the incident.
"To say our Paramount Players are dedicated is an understatement. We're so glad Sidney is okay, and her story continues to go viral!" the theater's Facebook page read on Wednesday. "Don't miss Paramount Players Present: Carrie - The Musical tomorrow and Friday at 7:30 p.m. Grab your tickets now; prices increase the day of show!"
Wolfe has started a car fund to replace the vehicle she totaled when she hit the deer. She tweeted a Venmo barcode where people could donate.
Not everyone was on board.
“Sad. Your insurance will cover your wreck,” one woman wrote. “This grifting is gross.”
Multiple people tagged comedian and talk show host Ellen Degeneres in an effort to get Wolfe on her show -- and get her a new car.
Others tagged King, so he could see what happened to Wolfe as she portrayed his famous character.
Wolfe joked online that she won Halloween 2019.
“Has @StephenKing seen this tweet yet?” she wrote. “Did I make you proud, Mr. King?”
It was not immediately clear if King, who is very active on social media, had seen the tweet or the subsequent news stories about Wolfe's accident.
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