Kent woman rescued from Cuyahoga River, charged with OVI

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KENT, Ohio-A Kent woman is charged with OVI after driving her car off the road and into the Cuyahoga River.

The accident happened Friday in the 900 block of N.Mantua Street just after 2 p.m.,  when the driver went through a parking lot on the west side of the river and drove down an embankment into the water.

According to Kent police and fire, crews responded to a call of a vehicle in the Cuyahoga River.  When they arrived to the scene, officers located a blue Toyota upside down in the river.

42-year-old Karen Stranathan, of Kent, was sitting on the undercarriage of the car, above the water line.

Kent fire and dive team members rescued Stranathan from the river and transported her to Akron City Hospital for evaluation and treatment for minor injuries.  Crews removed her vehicle from the water using a crane.

Stranathan was charged with OVI as well as driving under suspension.  She is expected to be in court Wednesday.