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Woman Rescued After Being Stuck in Wrecked Car for 14 Hours

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IRVINE (AP) — A woman has been rescued after being trapped in her wrecked car for 14 hours after it went over an embankment in unincorporated Orange County.

The California Highway Patrol says the woman went off the road near Irvine, landing about 170 yards down in a canyon.

CHP Sgt. Aaron Knarr said the woman left a voicemail for her husband, a Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy who worked until 2 a.m.

It’s unclear when he got the message or when authorities were alerted to the wreck. But once they were, it took about two hours to find the car.

The woman was cut out of the car and is expected to survive.

Authorities say she’s lucky to be alive. The car was unrecognizable.