Rescuers pull woman from crashed SUV that went into Olathe pond

OLATHE, Kan. -- A woman was critically injured Thursday morning after being involved in a crash and then running off the road, into an Olathe pond.

The crash happened just after 10 a.m. Thursday near College Boulevard and South Lone Elm Road. An SUV traveling east on College struck another vehicle before leaving the road and submerging into a nearby pond.

First-responders pulled the woman from the vehicle, and she was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

Water rescue and dive teams did a precautionary search but didn't find any additional victims in the vehicle.

Homeowner Barbie Breedlove said it's common to see crashes near the intersection, but this was the first time a vehicle ended up in her pond.

"You never really thought it could happen, but it was always a possibility," she said.

Olathe police are investigating. Police said it will take some time to determine a cause. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call police at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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