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Police search for car that drove over 40-foot embankment by Arkansas River

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TULSA – According to KJRH, Police searched over an hour for a woman who had driven over an embankment by the Arkansas River early Wednesday morning.

Police say they received a call from OnStar around 4:45 a.m. reporting a single car accident at 64th Street and Peoria Avenue.

The driver reported being overturned in a ravine.

Police say they searched the area, expanding the radius of the search until they were able to locate her on the east bank of the Arkansas River around 5:45 a.m.

Supervisors say it took most of the on-duty resources of the Riverside Division, and they were about to call in the helicopter to help with the search.

The woman had been driving westbound on 61st Street, went off the road, over a pedestrian bridge and off a 40-foot embankment.

She was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the coordinates of the car’s GPS were inaccurate because the system was transmitting through the body of the car, since the car was resting on its roof.

Police say interference such as thick metal can throw the reading off by a mile or more.
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