Sloan Ditch, where the tire tracks were found, is a different pond from where Kyle and the kids were found. IMO, they were found to be unrelated.
This is correct. Those tire tracks were located at a place where Kyle was not found with his children; however, we don't know for sure whether Kyle drove along that path or not before he settled on the place where the black Saab sank. I saw photos of his car; wasn't surprised he's in a car club because we typically race these fast cars. His black Saab was shiny and looked nice as I remember them. It is the location of the blue fishing pole on the path that's sig.
So, it is possible, because the tire tracks may have been fresh, that Kyle drove along the street behind the church to Sloan Ditch
and had the front tires near the water so he could use his headlights to shine into the water in order to see fish. Then, perhaps, he decided, for one reason or another, to move and Kyle relocated his fishing spot to the pond where his Saab actually did sink. How far out into the pond did the car travel?
Did the car, with the three Holland's inside it, just slowly roll down the ramp and into the water? And, Kyle went tumbling in after them? But, why was Kyle the only one not inside of the car? So dreadful to drown. I think of the two youngest ones strapped into their car seats. Tightly?
Surely they raged against the dying of the night. People know when they are drowning. We respond with fight reactions, flight responses, or some'll freeze. Hold your breath so you'll pass out and never take another breath. I had a near drowning experience in the Pacific once that was close enough. Search for the light. Nothing matters but finding air. What if you're asleep and the water encroaches and overtakes and you're strapped into a car seat?
Blessings to the families for this is a massive, terrible tragedy.