JACKSON COUNTY—An Indiana State Police Trooper is credited with saving a woman after her vehicle went into water.
It happened Friday afternoon outside Seymour in Jackson County.
State Police Sergeant Stephen Wheeles was in the area on I 65 working with another trooper to reconstruct an accident scene when he heard a call of an accident with possible injuries on State Road 11. The dispatcher said a woman was trapped inside a vehicle that had gone into water.
At the scene, Wheeles found a car partially submerged in water and sinking. Inside was the driver, 23-year-old Megan Fleetwood.
According to a press release from ISP, Wheeles went into the water and used a hammer given to him by a person at the scene to break the car's back window and pull the woman to safety.
Wheeles suffered hand and arm injuries. He and Fleetwood were taken to a Seymour hospital for treatment.