July 1, 2014 at 11:22 am

With 911 audio: Woman crashes vehicle into retention pond in Roseville

Roseville Michigan State Police are investigating an early Tuesday morning crash that left a woman standing on top of her car after it veered into a retaining pond.

The incident occurred at about 4:20 a.m. on westbound Interstate 94 near Little Mack. Police were alerted to the crash by a motorist who called 911.

Im on westbound 94, a half-mile before Little Mack. Theres a person standing in the water flashing a flashlight and screaming for help, the caller said.

The 911 operator then asked the caller to stay on the line while she contacted the Michigan State Police. The MSP said they were aware of the crash and would send help. State troopers, along with the Roseville Fire Department, found the woman on top of her 1999 Jeep, which was partially submerged in about five feet of water.

The driver, a 40-year-old Detroit woman, told troopers she believes her Jeep was struck in the rear by an unidentified semi, which caused her to lose control, smash through a fence and then land in the retention pond.

The unidentified woman was able to escape from her vehicle and climbed onto the roof where she was rescued by the fire department.

After it was towed from the pond by 7:30 a.m. Investigators discovered that the Jeep had suffered minor damage to its rear but not enough to provide any information about the make of a semi.

The driver was transported to a local hospital after complaining of a head injury. Her condition is unknown at this time.

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