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Driver rescued from car teetering above river

Jefferson City firefighters and police officers keep a safe distance and an eye on a vehicle and a tree as a wrecker operator (not pictured) pulls the vehicle from its position on the Missouri River bluff along Windriver Drive. The driver had been safely removed from the vehicle after she drove through the yard and hit a tree.

Jefferson City firefighters and police officers keep a safe distance and an eye on a vehicle and a tree as a wrecker operator (not pictured) pulls the vehicle from its position on the Missouri River bluff along Windriver Drive. The driver had been safely removed from the vehicle after she drove through the yard and hit a tree. Photo by Julie Smith.

Emergency workers rescued a Jefferson City woman on Wednesday afternoon after her car crashed into a tree and was in danger of rolling down a steep hillside above the Missouri River.

Police report Christina Crouse, 63, had driven her car through the back yard of a residence in the 400 block of Windriver Drive.

She was unconscious inside her vehicle when rescue workers arrived shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday. Jefferson City firefighters stabilized the car and safely removed the driver.

She was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries, police report.

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