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Woman rescued after car goes into Cherokee County pond
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Woman rescued after car goes into Cherokee County pond

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- A woman is in critical condition after her car left the road and crashed into a small body of water in Cherokee County Monday morning.

The accident happened at around 4:45 a.m. on Batesville Road at the entrance to the Fairway Estates subdivision, not far from the Fulton County line.

Cherokee County Sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker said the car was trying to exit the subdivision when it went into the pond near the entrance. Its driver was delivering newspapers in the neighborhood shortly before the crash.

The Georgia State Patrol said the 31-year-old female driver, Shanell Latrice Anderson, called 911 as her car began to sink.

Anderson was pulled from the car by two responding firefighters, William Morris and Tony Dipasquale. The rescuers found her in the back seat, where she was apparently looking for an air pocket. She was unresponsive when she was removed from the pond and was taken to North Fulton Hospital.

The GSP will investigate the accident and determine its cause.

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