Crews pull 19-year-old woman from car in Fuquay creek
Posted September 5
Fuquay-Varina, N.C. — Emergency crews on Tuesday pulled an 19-year-old woman out of a vehicle after she crashed into a creek in Fuquay-Varina.
Crews were on the scene around 10 a.m, though it's unclear how long the car was submerged. Sky 5 video showed the car sitting in a small, muddy creek on Maude Stewart Road near Tram Road.
The driver, identified as Alexis B. Mcleod, apparently drove off the side of the road, over corrected and then lost control, officials said. Three witnesses jumped into the pond to try to rescue her but couldn't get into the vehicle.
Authorities said the 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix was flipped onto its roof when they arrived, and it had to be turned over to get Mcleod out.
Mcleod was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Authorities said speed appeared to be a contributing factor in the crash.