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Woman drives into creek; passersby upright car

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

A woman has been injured after driving into a creek in Nacogdoches County Monday morning.

According to Central Heights and Appleby Volunteer Fire Chief James Russell, the woman was submerged in the water for about five minutes and it took five people who drove by to upright the Ford car so that her head was not in the water.

A press release from the Texas Department of Public safety said the woman was driving north on US 59  in a 2006 Ford car when she left the road to the right and stuck a road sign. After the vehicle struck the road sign, the car then crossed over both the north and southbound lanes of Highway 59, struck a guardrail, and flipped over into a creek.

Russell said the woman never gained consciousness before being taken to a Nacogdoches hospital.

The crash is still under investigation, and information will be updated as it becomes available.

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