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Woman, child escape car fallen in icy river

Published On: Dec 30 2012 01:15:21 PM CST
MENOMONIE, Wis. -

Authorities in Wisconsin's Dunn County said a Minnesota woman and her young daughter are lucky to be alive after the woman fell asleep at the wheel and drove onto an icy river.

WCCO-TV in Minneapolis reported the 21-year-old woman from Elko, Minn., was driving west on Interstate 94 early Sunday when authorities said she fell asleep. She woke to find her vehicle in the median just before a river crossing.

Her car then went over an embankment and down onto the ice, where it became partially submerged in the water.

The woman was able to get herself and her 23-month-old daughter out of the car.

Authorities had to close the interstate briefly early Sunday to get the car out of the river.

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