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Two highway workers spotted a woman trapped in a car that had rolled 130 feet down an embankment near Susanville, California, officials say.

California Department of Transportation

A horrific crash left a woman hanging upside down in her wrecked SUV for seven hours after it slid 130 feet down a highway embankment, California officials said.

The Yukiya woman and her four dogs crashed on Highway 32 near Susanville at 11:30 p.m. Nov. 2, according to a Nov. 10 press release from the California Department of Transportation.

Her car landed on its side against a tree on a snow-covered embankment.

Two Caltrans workers clearing snow on the highway noticed the accident at 4 a.m., according to the release. When they illuminated her car, the woman started honking.

Workers Vic Bakala and Chuck Braswell called 911, and firefighters were able to rescue the woman and her three dogs, according to Caltrans. She was hospitalized with serious injuries.

When Caltrans employee Shannon Kenyon heard that one dog was missing the next day, he began making daily visits to the wreck site to look for it, according to the release.

After two fruitless days of searching, Kenyon began to lose hope of finding the dog.

“Please, God, let me find this poor dog, because if they don’t find him tonight, he probably won’t make it,” Kenyon said after returning to the site on Saturday, Nov. 5, according to the release.

“I went to the edge and yelled ‘Macho!'” he said. “I got to where I could see the descent and I saw something red moving.”

Knowing the dog was last seen wearing a red collar, Kenyon grabbed gloves and headed down the boardwalk, where he found the injured and frightened dog, officials said.

“I just remember telling him, ‘You’re going to have to trust me. You have to trust me. You have to get out of here, you can’t stay here,” Kenyon said.

The dog allowed Kenyon to pick it up and he carried it back to his vehicle and then drove it home for the evening before reuniting the dog with its owners, the release said.

Susanville is a town of 16,000 about 110 miles east of Reading.

Don Sweeney was a newspaper reporter and editor in California for over 25 years. He has been a real-time reporter for The Sacramento Bee since 2016.



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Highway workers help rescue a trapped driver after a crash in CA

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Two highway workers spotted a woman trapped in a car that had rolled 130 feet down an embankment near Susanville, California, officials say.

California Department of Transportation

A horrific crash left a woman hanging upside down in her wrecked SUV for seven hours after it slid 130 feet down a highway embankment, California officials said.

The Yukiya woman and her four dogs crashed on Highway 32 near Susanville at 11:30 p.m. Nov. 2, according to a Nov. 10 press release from the California Department of Transportation.

Her car landed on its side against a tree on a snow-covered embankment.

Two Caltrans workers clearing snow on the highway noticed the accident at 4 a.m., according to the release. When they illuminated her car, the woman started honking.

Workers Vic Bakala and Chuck Braswell called 911, and firefighters were able to rescue the woman and her three dogs, according to Caltrans. She was hospitalized with serious injuries.

When Caltrans employee Shannon Kenyon heard that one dog was missing the next day, he began making daily visits to the wreck site to look for it, according to the release.

After two fruitless days of searching, Kenyon began to lose hope of finding the dog.

“Please, God, let me find this poor dog, because if they don’t find him tonight, he probably won’t make it,” Kenyon said after returning to the site on Saturday, Nov. 5, according to the release.

“I went to the edge and yelled ‘Macho!'” he said. “I got to where I could see the descent and I saw something red moving.”

Knowing the dog was last seen wearing a red collar, Kenyon grabbed gloves and headed down the boardwalk, where he found the injured and frightened dog, officials said.

“I just remember telling him, ‘You’re going to have to trust me. You have to trust me. You have to get out of here, you can’t stay here,” Kenyon said.

The dog allowed Kenyon to pick it up and he carried it back to his vehicle and then drove it home for the evening before reuniting the dog with its owners, the release said.

Susanville is a town of 16,000 about 110 miles east of Reading.

Don Sweeney was a newspaper reporter and editor in California for over 25 years. He has been a real-time reporter for The Sacramento Bee since 2016.



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