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.