Car Drives Into Monitor Irrigation Canal Sunday Night,No Injuries
The Chelan County Sheriff's Office says a driver was not under the influence when driving into the irrigation canal in Monitor last night.
Deputies say the driver missed their turn and u-turned right into the canal that they did not see adjacent to the roadway.
The driver was able to climb out through the window and get on to the roof of the car and wait for first responders to arrive.
Sheriff's Chief Ryan Moody says the driver was a 21-year-old woman from outside the area.
"She's from Spokane," said Moody. "So, she drove here from Spokane to come pick up her boyfriend and missed a turn. So definitely not familiar with the area."
He also said the woman was fortunate in the way the mishap occurred. "The information from the responding sergeant, he did say the driver was pretty lucky to end up in the position she did," Moody said. "Had the car rolled over on its side or anything, it probably would have been a different outcome."
Deputies are thanking the Wenatchee Valley Fire Department for sending a swimmer out in a wet suit to assist with getting the vehicle hooked up to the tow truck and then towed out of the canal.
They also say they're thankful that the driver was able to escape this accident without injury.