Car with 5-Year-Old Inside Sinks In Icy Utah River

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Police in Utah say a car plunged 60 feet
into a canyon and sank in the icy Colorado River with a 5-year-old
girl trapped inside.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Darrel Mecham said the car driven by
the girl's grandmother - 60-year-old Evelyn M. Maestas - went off
the road Friday south of the city of Moab.

Maestas and her 11-year-old adopted daughter Tori were able to
escape from the car through a broken window and get out of the
river.

They told authorities they saw 5-year-old Danica still inside
the car as it sank.

Search crews were not immediately able to find the car and the
girl in the deep water.

Maestas and Tori were taken to a hospital for treatment of
hypothermia. They are from Mancos, Colo.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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