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WOMAN RESCUED AFTER SPENDING SIX HOURS OVERNIGHT UPSIDE DOWN IN CRUMPLED CAR

(Richmond, IN)--A woman has been rescued Thursday morning after spending the entire night inside her crumpled car.  Residents in the area of Wernle (WERN-lee) and Niewoehner (KNEE-wer-ner) Roads had contacted a utility company due to power issues Thursday morning.  When crews arrived, they found the car in a ditch across from Stone Valley Church.  The car was out of view of passers-by.  Firefighters arrived at 5:30 Thursday morning to cut the victim free.  She told first responders that she had slid off the road after leaving work at 11 o’clock Wednesday night and could not free herself from the wreckage.  She spent more than six hours upside-down in sub-freezing temperatures, but is expected to survive.  She has been identified as Amanda Cooper of Richmond.  She was taken to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton to be treated for exposure.

 

UPDATE (8 AM): Her identity has just been released. She's Amanda Cooper of Richmond. She's at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton and is being treated for exposure.

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