9-year-old girl survives car crash, swims to safety

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CLAY COUNTY, KY — A 9-year-old girl survived a car crash, swam to safety and was found alive in Kentucky.

Police say the girl and her mother, 34-year-old Chasity Murphy, were in a car that went off the road and ended up submerged in a creek.

Though her mother died, the girl was able to survive and was spotted by a driver.

“She survived the collision and escaped out of the vehicle, swam across the creek and climbed up the embankment to try to get help,” Trooper Lloyd Cochran told WKYT.

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