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Driver survives crash over Lake Waco, falls 60 feet to water

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WACO, Texas (AP) — Police say a driver survived a 60-foot fall into Lake Waco in Central Texas after her vehicle wrecked on some bridges, she fell to the water and swam to shore.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton says Brittney Garret was rescued early Thursday following the Highway 6 accident. The 24-year-old Garret was treated for injuries and later released from a hospital Thursday afternoon.

Officers late Wednesday responded to a single-vehicle crash in the westbound lane of two bridges over the lake. Garret’s pickup truck went out of control, straddled a guardrail between the bridges and slid along the edge.

Swanton says the cab and floorboard split and Garret fell through the opening, about 60 feet to Lake Waco. She swam 150 yards to shore.

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