Heavy rain causes driver to hydro-plane, rolls car

A Water Valley, Kentucky woman was injured in a Friday night rollover crash on North Friendship Road.

McCracken County deputies say 20 year-old Alexandria Hartigan was driving northbound on North Friendship Road.  When she approached the intersection of Seneca Lane and North Friendship Road and the square corner that is located there, she began to apply her brakes for the approaching corner.

While attempting to negotiate the curve, the car began to hydro-plane because of heavy rainfall.  Hartigan’s car spun around with the rear of the car hanging over a 25 foot drop-off on the southbound side of the road.  The car then began to slide backward into the creek below.  Upon impact with the creek bed, Hartigan’s car then rolled to its top.

Hartigan was able to free herself from the seat belt and flag down help.  She was taken to a local hospital for her injuries.

North Friendship Road was temporarily closed to all traffic for approximately 30 minutes to retrieve the car.

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