Trooper saves woman from submerged vehicle


Courtesy: ISP

SEYMOUR, Ind. (WEHT) – An Indiana State Police Trooper saved a woman from a submerged vehicle.

ISP Sgt. Stephen Wheeles was helping another trooper on I-65 around 3PM with reconstruction of a crash that happened a couple of days ago.

According to the ISP, Wheeles overheard a call of an accident with possible injuries on State Route 11, just north of Seymour. Sgt. Wheeles went toward the accident.

Dispatch said the vehicle was in water and a woman was trapped in the car.

When Sgt. Wheeles arrived at the scene of the accident, he found a car partially submerged in water and sinking. He went to help the driver, 23-year-old Megan Fleetwood, of Jeffersonville, who was trapped in the vehicle.

Sgt. Wheeles went into the water and used a hammer to bust out the back window of the car, pulling Fleetwood out of the car.

During the rescue, Sgt. Wheeles injured his hand and arm. He and Fleetwood were taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for treatment.

Courtesy: ISP

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(This story was originally published on November 22, 2019)

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