Car swept nearly a mile in Kansas creek

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SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Crews were planning to use a crane to pull a car from a north-central Kansas creek, nearly a mile from where it slid down a muddy bank into the water.

The Salina Journal reports (http://bit.ly/YRvz1D ) a woman left the car stuck in a muddy driveway in western Saline County during heavy rain late last Wednesday. The woman was visiting friends and came out the next morning to discover the car missing.

Sheriff Glenn Kochanowski said Monday the 2008 Chevy Malibu had apparently rolled and tumbled into nearby Mulberry Creek, which was 4 to 5 feet deep from the rain. The car was discovered late Saturday about three-quarters of a mile downstream.

A reserve deputy went to the scene on horseback and photographed the car with water nearly to the roof.

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Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, http://www.salina.com

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