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A woman called 911 after getting lost and driving her Jeep into Turtle Creek early Friday morning.
Police say a woman got lost near downtown Dallas and wound up driving into a creek.
The woman called fire and rescue crews at around 2:10 a.m., she told crews she flipped her SUV into a creek and that the car was filling with water. Authorities say the woman didn't know where she was and could only tell rescuers she was near Stemmons Freeway and that she could see the Doubletree Hotel.
Dallas County Sheriff's deputies and fire crews starting checking creeks around the area and found the Jeep on its side in Turtle Creek at the end of the 1900 block of Hi Line Drive.
By the time rescuers found the vehicle, the woman had managed to crawl out and get to a business on Market Center Boulevard nearby. The woman was not injured and did not have to be taken to the hospital.
According to officers, the woman got lost in the Design District and drove toward the dead end on Hi Line Drive, but did not stop. They say she drove over the dirt berm and down a 40 foot drop into the creek bottom, and after making a U-turn deputies say she ended up in the creek where the Jeep rolled onto its side.
A tow truck eventually pulled the Jeep out of Turtle Creek and up the embankment.