Deer accident leads to water rescue near Emporia

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EMPORIA, Kan. (KAKE) -

One woman escaped serious injury following a vehicle-deer accident which led to a water rescue call Monday evening.

According to a news release from the Lyon County Sheriff's Office, the woman was traveling northbound on Interstate 35 and approaching the Sixth Avenue exit. Her car struck a deer carcass which was in the roadway causing her to lose control of her vehicle and slide down an embankment.  The car came to a rest in roughly three and a half feet of water.

The woman got out of the car and climbed on the roof. A passerby saw her and called authorities. Rescue crews were able to extend a ladder to the car to reach the woman.  She was examined on scene but refused medical treatment.

She was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident. Temperatures were 19 degrees around 6 pm with wind chills around 8 above zero.

kvoe.com, Emporia, contributed to this story

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