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NEW INFO: Car Lands Upside Down In Canal

A woman was rescued from a car that ended up on its top in a canal in southern Pitt County.

The crash happened around 12:15 p.m. Monday on Highway 118, just east of Grifton.

State troopers say the driver, Vickie Rouse of Grifton, was rescued by a volunteer firefighter. Trooper A.B. Smith says the Rouse's car hydroplaned and landed in the canal near the intersection of Stokestown-St. John Road. Smith says the woman's tires had no tread on them.

A tow truck pulled the small four-door passenger car out of the canal. Rouse was not injured.

Troopers have charged her with exceeding safe speed for conditions and unsafe tires.


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