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Perry Co. woman rescued after off-road vehicle gets trapped in sinkhole


A Perry County woman was taken to the hospital Thursday, August 15 after deputies say an off-road recreational vehicle fell into a sinkhole and trapped her.

According to the Perry County Sheriff's Office, around 3:05 p.m. Thursday, the received the call. Deputies responded, along with the Perry County Ambulance and Biehle Fire Department.

Deputies say they learned Michael Kohlfield was driving the off-road vehicle on his property along with 28-year-old Mary Crowell from Ste. Genevieve. They say Crowell was with Kohlfield as an ASCS employee and they were checking for compliance with food plots Kohlfield had planted. The grass they were driving through was tall and deputies say Kohlfield didn't see the sinkhole until it was too late.

The off-road vehicle fell into the sinkhole and turned over, trapping Crowell underneath it.

First responders were able to pull the vehicle off of her. Deputies say she received non-disabling injuries and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

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