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State Trooper credited with saving woman from vehicle in water

Used hammer to bust out window
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Posted at 8:47 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 20:47:40-05

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.