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Dubois Co. teen escapes as wrecked car fills with water

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DUBOIS CO., IN (WFIE) -

A 16-year-old Dubois County girl walked away from her wrecked car as it filled with water Thursday evening.

The Dubois County Sheriff's Office says the teen was driving north on Club Rd. just south of CR 550 S in St. Anthony around 7:30 p.m. when the crash happened.

They say the teen drove through flooding on the road that she didn't see which caused her car to hydroplane.  The car began to spin as it went off the road and down a small embankment, according to the Sheriff's Office.  They say it overturned into a large ditch filled with "fast flowing water".

The driver told a deputy she opened the driver's side door as the car overturned and was able to get out as the car quickly filled with water.

Though cold and wet, the driver was not hurt.

When deputies arrived at the accident scene, they saw the car in the ditch covered almost completely by water, with only its tires sticking out.  A wrecker was called to remove the car.

Before the crash, authorities say there was heavy rain and flash flooding. 

The Dubois County Sheriff's Office reminds drivers that roads can flood very quickly after heavy rain, which can lead to hydroplaning.  The Sheriff's Office asks all drivers to be careful driving in these conditions. 

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