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Driver survives after car plunges into marsh

3 years 7 months 3 weeks ago September 05, 2013 Sep 5, 2013 Thursday, September 05 2013 September 05, 2013 2:10 PM in News
Source: Louisiana State Police
By: Russell Jones

LAPLACE - State Police said a 20-year-old driver survived her vehicle's plunge off I-55 in St. John Parish and into a marsh 30 feet below the highway, thanks to her seatbelt.

Troopers said Arielle Fleming of LaPlace was headed north on the elevated highway Thursday morning when she lost control of her car and went over the guardrail. The car flipped during the fall and landed partially submerged in the marsh.

State Police said Fleming was wearing her seatbelt and safely got out of the vehicle, where she was rescued by a nearby fishing vessel.

She was taken to the River Parishes Medical Center and treated for minor injuries.


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