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Driver escapes after flipping vehicle into Blackwell Lake

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A woman was able to escape her vehicle, which was upside down in Blackwell Lake, and walk to a nearby residence for help. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)2 / 3
The Douglas County Water Rescue and Recovery Team assisted in removing the vehicle from the lake. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)3 / 3

A 21-year-old woman was able to escape and go for help after her vehicle ended up upside down in Blackwell Lake near Holmes City about 3:20 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9.

According to a media release, after the vehicle was found, it was determined that the driver, Cheyanne Jean Pearson, was no longer in the vehicle and had gone to a nearby residence for help, where she was being treated for hypothermia.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, the Douglas County Water Rescue and Recovery Team and Glenn's Towing responded to the lake and were able to remove the vehicle from the water.

The vehicle was on County Road 94 when it went into the lake. The crash is under investigation. 

The victim was transported to the Douglas County Hospital by North Ambulance.

Beth Leipholtz

Beth is a reporter at the Echo Press. She graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in May 2015 with a degree in Communication and Hispanic Studies. Journalism has always been her passion, but she also enjoys blogging and graphic design. In her spare time, she's most likely at Crossfit or at home with her boyfriend and three dogs.

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