White suffered a compound fracture to her left leg and complained of severe pain in her right leg, according to her boyfriend, Cole Lienhoop, who arrived on scene after the crash.
Lienhoop and others on scene marveled that she was able to escape, forcing the driver’s-side door open despite the fact the vehicle’s frame was badly twisted and warped.
“It had to have been adrenaline,” one of the firefighters concluded.
White’s injuries were sufficiently severe that first responders wanted to airlift her, but low cloud cover made a helicopter evacuation unworkable, and she was instead taken by ambulance to Decatur County Memorial Hospital.
In addition to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, the Burney Volunteer Fire Department, the Decatur County EMS, the Letts Volunteer Fire Department and the Greensburg Fire Department also responded to the crash. Decatur County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Rohr led the investigation into the accident.
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