Western NC woman rescued after car lands in river

(Stock photo)

(Stock photo)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Rescuers in Asheville say a woman escaped serious injury when her car ran off a street and landed upside down in the French Broad River.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that Asheville Fire Department water rescue personnel managed to free 46-year-old Ronda Evans Williams from the vehicle where she was trapped underwater Sunday night.

Williams was treated for minor injuries at Mission Hospital and released.

Fire department spokeswoman Kelley Klope said Williams was able to find an air pocket inside the car to breathe.

Police said Williams’ 1999 Acura ran off the road to the right, down an embankment and into the river, where it overturned in about four feet of water.

An investigation into the accident is continuing.

Credit: The Associated Press.


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