23-Year-Old Rescued After Being Trapped in Vehicle

23-Year-Old Rescued After Being Trapped in Vehicle Photo: KSTP/ File

January 12, 2018 04:40 PM

A 23-year-old female was rescued from being trapped in her vehicle after it rolled over in Douglas County early Friday morning.

At about 8:16 a.m. Friday morning, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call concerning a vehicle rollover in the area of County Road 7 southwest and County Road 26. The caller, Tammy Marie Tharp, of Farwell, Minn., was the lone occupant of the vehicle and stated she was trapped inside and was injured. 


Kensington Fire and Rescue along with Holmes City First Responders were paged as Douglas County Deputies and the Minnesota State Patrol were responding. Once the Responders and Deputies were in the area, they were not able to locate the vehicle immediately. Tharp stayed on the phone with Douglas County dispatchers, and eventually her vehicle was found after dispatchers asked the victim to report when she heards sirens and when they were getting close.

The vehicle was on its roof and the victim was not able to get out. Deputies along with a State Trooper were able to cut the seatbelt the victim was wearing and extractate her from the vehicle.

The victim was transported to Douglas County Hospital where she is being treated for her injuries. 

The accident is still under investigation. 



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