Teen rescued after car rolled over into canal in Crook County - KPTV - FOX 12

Teen rescued after car rolled over into canal in Crook County

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Photo: Oregon State Police Photo: Oregon State Police
Photo: Oregon State Police Photo: Oregon State Police
PRINEVILLE, OR (KPTV) -

A 16-year-old girl was rescued from her car after it crashed and rolled over into an irrigation canal along Highway 370 Monday morning.

Oregon State Police said around 7:50 a.m. a 2003 Ford Taurus was traveling eastbound on Highway 370 near milepost 10, six miles west of Prineville, when the car drifted off the roadway and onto the shoulder. 

OSP said the 16-year-old driver tried to bring the car onto the highway but lost control. The car then crossed both lanes and rolled over, upside down into an irrigation canal.

The car was submerged in the canal that had about 18 inches of water in it.

OSP said two motorists stopped and began to free the driver. The witnesses had to recline the driver's seat and use a knife to cut the driver from the seat belt.

The driver had minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital.

OSP said the driver's father, Denis Fast, credits the quick actions by the motorists who stopped for saving his daughter from drowning.

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