Woman rescued after car rolls into riverAuthorities say a California woman had to be pulled from a submerged car that crashed into the Sheyenne River between Fargo and West Fargo.
By: Forum Communications Co. Report, The Jamestown Sun
WEST FARGO, N.D. — Authorities say a California woman had to be pulled from a submerged car that crashed into the Sheyenne River between Fargo and West Fargo.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office was called at 12:13 a.m. Friday about a vehicle that rolled and was submerged in the river just east of Sheyenne Street and 52nd Avenue South.
The car had been traveling west on 52nd Avenue when the driver lost control and crashed through a metal fence and into the river, according to sheriff’s Deputy Myron Canales and Capt. Rick Majerus.
West Fargo firefighters had to extricate the female passenger from the 2011 Chevy Impala, which was a rental car from Grand Forks, Majerus said.
The passenger, Becky Syvertsen, 38, and driver, Shane Syvertsen, 38, both of Murrieta, Calif., were taken by F-M Ambulance to Essentia Health in Fargo with non-life-threatening injuries.
Syvertsen was arrested on suspicion of DUI, Majerus said. Speed also appeared to be a factor in the crash, Canales stated in a news release.
Horace Fire and Rescue and the West Fargo Police Department assisted at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
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