Missing woman found alive in wrecked car after five days

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(KTLA) - Officials have identified the woman found trapped in an overturned Hummer in near Adelanto as Ridgecrest resident Barbara McPheron.

McPheron, 69, was rescued after an hour-long operation to extricate her from the vehicle after it apparently rolled down a hill on Torosa Road Saturday, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department. She had been missing for five days from her home in Ridgecrest.

McPheron is currently being treated at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and is in serious condition but expected to recover from her injuries.

It appears she had been trapped in the vehicle nearly a week. McPheron was reported missing under suspicious circumstances on Oct. 23 around 12:50 p.m. after she used the OnStar in her Hummer H3 to call 911, according to a press release from the Ridgecrest Police Department.

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The agency said it received a 911 call transferred from the Kern County Sheriff's Department regarding McPheron stating "ditch on Highway 395, Stater Bros. and Kashmir Street."

The areas indicated were searched but McPherson was not found, police said. Sheriff's deputies also conducted and air search on Highway 395 and the China Lake Police Department searched from Highway 178 to Trona.

She was rescued around 6 p.m. Saturday after the San Bernardino County Fire Department received a call about an overturned vehicle.

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