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A Chrysler 200 hit a tree and then rolled backwards into a pond near the entrance of Six Flags on Oct. 26.

A St. Louis woman lost consciousness after experiencing a medical emergency on Oct. 26, and the car she was driving struck a tree and rolled backward into a pond at Six Flags, 4900 Six Flags Road, Eureka Police reported.

At about 6 p.m., Diana Smith, 51, was driving a 2013 Chrysler 200 north on Six Flags Road toward the amusement park’s parking lot entrance. The Chrysler went off the left side of the road and hit a tree, and then rolled backward across the road and into a pond, police reported.

The Eureka Fire Protection District arrived at 6:12 p.m., and firefighters rescued Smith from the car, Eureka Fire spokesman Scott Barthelmass said.

Smith told authorities she was having a medical emergency while driving, and she was trying to find a place to get off the road. She said she lost consciousness and the next thing she remembered was being submerged in water, police reported.

She was transported by Eureka Fire to Mercy Hospital Washington, the report said. She was treated and released, a hospital spokesman said on Oct. 28.

The Chrysler was significantly damaged, the report said.

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